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1A penis, especially when erect (typically used with reference to male potency or dominance):‘the hill figure is a naked man brandishing a club and displaying a huge phallus’figurative ‘the building was a monumental steel and glass phallus’
- 1.1 An image or representation of an erect penis, typically symbolizing fertility or potency:‘three wooden painted phalluses’
- 1.1 An image or representation of an erect penis, typically symbolizing fertility or potency:
Early 17th century: via late Latin from Greek phallos.
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