follow Dictionary.com

What's the "een" in Halloween?

phellem

[fel-uh m, -em] /ˈfɛl əm, -ɛm/
noun, Botany
1.
cork (def 6).
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; < Greek phell(ós) cork + (phlo)em
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for phellem

phellem

/ˈfɛləm/
noun
1.
(botany) the technical name for cork (sense 4)
Word Origin
C20: from Greek phellos cork + phloem
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
phellem in Science
phellem
  (fěl'əm)   
See cork.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for phellem

14
17
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for phellem