A plural of phallus.
- plural form of phallus
Variant of phallus
nounpl. phalli or phalluses
- a representation or image of the penis as the reproductive organ, worshiped as a symbol of generative power, as in the Dionysiac festivals of ancient Greece
- the penis or clitoris
- the undifferentiated embryonic tissue that develops into the penis or clitoris
Origin of phallusClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek phallos ; from Indo-European base an unverified form bhel-, to swell from source Classical Latin follis, leather sack, flare, to blow