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phallus

1. another word for penis
2. an image of the penis, esp as a religious symbol of reproductive power

Phallus

 

a genus of fungi of the order Gasteromycetes. In the USSR the most widespread are P. impudicus, found in forests and brushwood on fertile soil, and P. hadriani, found in sand. The young fruiting bodies of Phallus are ovoid; later their membrane ruptures and the fruit bearer appears, consisting of a long peduncle and a conical, alveolate cap covered with greenish slime that has the unpleasant odor of carrion.

phallus

[′fal·əs]
(anatomy)
(embryology)
An undifferentiated embryonic structure derived from the genital tubercle that differentiates into the penis in males and the clitoris in females.
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But who are these Francophiles who so admire cross-Channel words such as chic and lingerie, and that great phallic symbol the Eiffel Tower?
Not out of some sixth-form protest against the tie as a starchy symbol of conformity (it's also been interpreted, predictably, as a phallic symbol, albeit a knotted one) but because they're just too much hassle to (i) put on straight four seconds before the bus comes in the morning, and (ii) wear all day without getting a rash.
It will be scrambled so that the easily offended can't stumble onto it accidentally--although I am convinced a lot of those people stare at test patterns trying to find the phallic symbol.
Consider, for example, his account of the readymade shovel In Advance of the Broken Arm: "This Readymade illustrates the strength of the castration complex in Duchamp's psyche; he calls a shovel - an unmistakeable phallic symbol - a 'broken arm.
And the message comes through loud and clear: Dirk is the ultimate phallic symbol.
Indeed, the existence of a protruding phallic symbol in Rizal's background is simply irreverent and sacrilegious.
The phallic symbol in a wheat field left locals wondering if it was the work of saucy aliens or horny humans.
Critics who watched Prince's half-time performance on Sunday say he used his guitar as a phallic symbol.
James May, Top Gear's contributing editor, said (and I quote): "Every psychologist in the world has some hackneyed theory on the relationship between sexuality and cars - that the E-type Jaguar is really just a phallic symbol, or that the Nissan Micra is modelled on a lady's bottom.
The Lancashire resort famous for its phallic symbol, bright lights and George Formby innuendoes, used to be the top spot for stag and hen parties.
Fertility was very much a theme as folks danced around the maypole, a phallic symbol of life.