noun, plural stro·bi·li . [stroh- bahy-lahy] /stroʊˈbaɪ laɪ/ . Botany a reproductive structure characterized by overlapping scalelike parts, as a pine cone or the fruit of the hop. a conelike structure composed of sporophylls, as of the club mosses and horsetails. Origin of strobilus 1700–10; < New Latin strobīlus, Late Latin: pine cone < Greek stróbīlos pine cone, whirlwind, whirling dance, derivative of stróbos whirling around
stro·bile [ stroh-bahyl, -bil] /ˈstroʊ baɪl, -bɪl/
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Examples from the Web for strobile Historical Examples of strobile Strobile, a multiple fruit in the form of a cone or head, 124.
Whilst Tnia plicata acquires a length of three feet, the
strobile of T. perfoliata never exceeds five inches.
strobile measured only two or three inches in length, and showed a uniserial disposition of the reproductive pores.
The base of the scales of the
strobile are covered with a yellowish powder, consisting of resin-bearing glands, known as lupulin.
Strobiliformis means fir-cone form; so called from the similarity of its undeveloped form to that of the
strobile of the pine. British Dictionary definitions for strobile strobilus strobile ( ˈstrəʊbaɪl) noun plural -biluses, -bili ( -bɪlaɪ) or -biles Word Origin for strobilus
C18: via Late Latin from Greek
strobilos a fir cone; see strobila
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Plural strobili ( strō-bī) ′lī A reproductive structure that consists of sporophylls or scales arranged spirally or in an overlapping fashion along a central stem, as in horsetails, some lycophytes, and many kinds of gymnosperms. For example, the cones of pine trees are strobili. An inflorescence or ripened multiple fruit in which many floral bracts are arranged in an overlapping fashion, as in the hop plant.
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