Definitions

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  • adv. In a distichous manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a distichous manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a distichous manner; in two rows or ranks: as, distichously branched stems.

Etymologies

distichous +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Spikelets distichously spreading, secund, keels of palea winged 8.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

  • The _leaf-sheath_ is glabrous, faintly and finely striate, distichously imbricate, compressed, somewhat keeled, outer margin ciliate, and bearded at the mouth.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

  • The glumes are very closely and distichously imbricating

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

  • The _leaf-blade_ is convolute when young, ovate or ovate-lanceolate, variable from 1/4 to 2 inches long and 1/10 to 1/6 inch wide, acuminate, flat or somewhat wavy, glabrous on both the surfaces, rigidly pungent, densely crowded and distichously imbricate in the lower part of the stem, base is amplexicaul, and the margin is distantly serrate and rigidly ciliate.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

  • -- Light rufescent brown; the under fur paler, more rufous on the forehead and crown; whiskers black; under parts dull white; the hairs on the tail, which are arranged distichously, are darker than those of the body, infuscated except at the tip of the tail, where they are whitish; the muzzle is acute; ears moderate and naked; the fur above is mixed densely with sharp flat spines; the under coat is delicate and fine; the few spines on the lower parts are smaller and finer; the thumb is without a nail.

    Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon

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