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Date: 1400-1500
Language: French
Origin: Latin conus, from Greek konos

cone

1 noun
     
Related topics: Food, Nature, Human, Plants, Maths, Roads
cone1 [countable]
1HM a solid or hollow shape that is round at one end, has sloping sides, and has a point at the other end, or something with this shape
2TTR an object shaped like a large cone that is put on a road to prevent cars from going somewhere or to warn drivers about something
3HBPDN the fruit of a pine or fir tree [↪ conifer]
cone
4DF a piece of thin cooked cake, shaped like a cone, that you put ice cream in, or a cone like this with ice cream in it
5 technical a cell in your eye that is shaped like a cone, that helps you see light and colour [↪ rod]

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