from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or forming a quincunx.

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  • adj. Arranged in a quincunx.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Having the form of a quincunx.
  • Having the leaves of a pentamerous calyx or corolla so imbricated that two are exterior, two are interior, and the other has one edge exterior and one interior.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Disposed so as to form a quincunx; arranged in a set of five; also, arranged in two sets of oblique rows, at right angles to one another, so that five together form a quincunx; in botany, sometimes noting a pentastichous arrangement of leaves; more often noting an estivation.


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From Latin quincuncialis.



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