cones

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  • noun
    A solid or hollow object which tapers from a circular or roughly circular base to a point. (stalls selling paper cones full of fresh berries)
    The dry fruit of a conifer, typically tapering to a rounded end and formed of a tight array of overlapping scales on a central axis which separate to release the seeds. (a cedar cone)
    One of two types of light-sensitive cell in the retina of the eye, responding mainly to bright light and responsible for sharpness of vision and colour perception. (Rods are responsible for vision in low light and cones are responsible for color vision.)
    verb
    Separate off or mark a road with traffic cones. (part of the road has been coned off)

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