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Meaning of STROBILE

Pronunciation:  'strâbil

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  cone-shaped mass of ovule- or spore-bearing scales or bracts
 

STROBILE is a 8 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: cone, strobilus
 
 See Also: club moss, clubmoss, conifer, coniferous tree, fir cone, galbulus, horsetail, lycopod, pinecone, reproductive structure

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Strob"ile\, n. [L. strobilus a pine cone, Gr. ?: cf.
F. strobole.] [Written also {strobil}.]
1. (Bot.) A scaly multiple fruit resulting from the ripening
   of an ament in certain plants, as the hop or pine; a cone.
   See {Cone}, n., 3.

2. (Biol.) An individual asexually producing sexual
   individuals differing from itself also in other respects,
   as the tapeworm, -- one of the forms that occur in
   metagenesis.

3. (Zo["o]l.) Same as {Strobila}.

 

 

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