phallus

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From Late Latin phallus, from Ancient Greek φαλλός (phallós).

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phallus (plural phalli or phalluses)

  1. A penis, especially when erect.
    • 1936, Rollo Ahmed, The Black Art, London: Long, page 159:
      The phallus had power to subdue the attacks of demons and the Evil Eye[.]
  2. A representation of an erect penis symbolising fertility or potency.
  3. (ornithology) A similar erectile sexual organ present in the cloacas of male ratites.

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