- cone (noun)
- strobila (sense )
Origin of strobilusModern Latin from LL: see strobile
- A cone of a gymnosperm or of a seedless vascular plant such as a horsetail or a club moss.
- Any of various similar structures, such as the female inflorescence of a hop plant, which is composed of small flowers obscured by overlapping green bracts.
Origin of strobilusLate Latin pine cone from Greek strobilos twisted object, pine cone from strobos a whirling ; see streb(h)- in Indo-European roots.