One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Rhetoric. The device of ‘piling up’ a number of attributes and images of a person or thing, often in a series of figurative or similative phrases, without giving a literal description.
2Biology. The clumping together of chloroplasts in a cell under the influence of bright light; an instance of this.
Late 16th century. Ultimately from ancient Greek συστροϕή twisting together, (of style) terseness, concentration, collection, gathering, aggregate from συν- + στροϕή.
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