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cone British & World English

A solid or hollow object which tapers from a circular or roughly circular base to a point

fir cone British & World English

The dry fruit of a fir tree or other conifer

nose cone British & World English

The cone-shaped nose of a rocket or aircraft

pine cone British & World English

The conical or rounded woody fruit of a pine tree, with scales which open to release the seeds

snow cone British & World English

A paper cup of crushed ice flavoured with fruit syrup

cinder cone British & World English

A cone formed round a volcanic vent by fragments of lava thrown out during eruptions

cone biopsy British & World English

A surgical procedure in which a cone-shaped segment of tissue from the uterus is removed for examination

cone-shaped British & World English

Having the shape of a cone, tapering from a round base to a point

cone shell British & World English

A predatory mollusc of warm seas, with a conical, typically intricately patterned, shell. It captures prey by injecting venom, which can be lethal to humans, and the shells are popular with collectors

light cone British & World English

A surface in space-time, represented as a cone in three dimensions, comprising all the points from which a light signal would reach a given point (at the apex) simultaneously, and which therefore appear simultaneous to an observer at the apex

storm cone British & World English

(In the UK) a black conical object hoisted by coastguards as a gale warning, the number and arrangement of cones giving information about wind direction and strength

shatter cone British & World English

A fluted conical structure produced in rock by intense mechanical shock, such as that associated with meteoritic impact

Southern Cone British & World English

The region of South America comprising the countries of Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, and southern Brazil

cone of silence British & World English

An imaginary device that prevents eavesdropping on a private conversation

sno-cone in snow cone British & World English

A paper cup of crushed ice flavoured with fruit syrup

conehead British & World English

A small bush cricket that is mostly active by day and sings for long periods without stopping

traffic cone in cone British & World English

A plastic cone-shaped object that is used to separate off or close sections of a road

pyrometric cone in cone British & World English

A ceramic pyramid that melts at a known temperature and is used to indicate the temperature of a kiln


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