phallus

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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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One finger points to her naked breast and a shapely leg is extended towards the heavily smitten Cymon, whose staff takes on a phallic symbolism all perfectly in keeping with the excitements of the time.
Its difficult to judge whether some scenes -- particularly those involving the laughably phallic symbolism of Ross' tentacles -- are intentionally funny.
Apropos of glow-worms, we are told: 'the very name of the "Glo-worms" implies a phallic symbolism that it simultaneously negates: the sexual connotations of the second syllable - with its unavoidable reminder of the Fall - are countered by the spiritual connotations of the second syllable.