Meaning of “cone” in the English Dictionary

"cone" in British English

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conenoun [ C ]

uk /kəʊn/ us /koʊn/

cone noun [ C ] (TREE)

the hard oval-shaped fruit of a conifer

cone noun [ C ] (FOOD)

a container made of very light thin biscuit, or one of these containing ice cream:

an ice cream cone

cone noun [ C ] (IN EYE)

specialized anatomy a type of cell in the retina (= part at the back of the eye) that helps you to see colour and small details

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(Definition of “cone” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cone" in American English

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conenoun [ C ]

us /koʊn/

geometry a solid shape with a round base that narrows to a point at the top

geometry A cone is also any object shaped like a cone, some of which are hollow and open at the end:

ice cream in a waffle cone

geometry A cone is also an ice-cream cone

geometry A cone is also the hard, oval fruit of an evergreen tree.

(Definition of “cone” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)