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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.
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"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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