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)
    A light-sensitive cell of one of the two types present in the retina of the eye, responding mainly to bright light and responsible for sharpness of vision and color perception. (Rods are responsible for vision in low light and cones are responsible for color vision.)

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