Definition of Quincunxial

1. Adjective. (alternative spelling of quincuncial) ¹



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Definition of Quincunxial

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quincunxial

quincentennials
quincentennium
quinces
quincewort
quinceworts
quinche
quinched
quinches
quinching
quincke
quincke's disease
quincuncial
quincuncially
quincunx
quincunxes
quincunxial (current term)
quincunxially
quindecagon
quindecagonal
quindecagons
quindecasyllabic
quindecemvirate
quindecennial
quindecillion
quindecillions
quindecone
quindecuplet
quindecylic
quindicessima
quindoline

Literary usage of Quincunxial

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1. A General System of Botany Descriptive and Analytical: In Two Parts by Emmanuel Le Maout, Joseph Decaisne, Joseph Dalton Hooker (1876)
"The depressed spiral presents two modes of {estivation: the imbricate, properly fo called, and the quincunxial. These two are often indifferently termed ..."

2. The Canadian Record of Science by Natural History Society of Montreal (1893)
"... a quincunxial arrangement which is characteristic and evident ... aspect to the rows of cells, besides the oblique or quincunxial disposition. ..."

3. Report by Indiana Dept. of Statistics and Geology (1884)
"4, placed in quincunxial order, either flattened or hollow at the top, ... H. TORTUOSA, Schp. Steins small; tubercles in quincunxial order or alternate in ..."

4. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"QUINCUNX. An arrangement of five points, four of them being at the corners of a square, and the fifth in the centre. A quincunxial arrangement is a series ..."

5. Works by Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy (1838)
"To his treatise on " Urn-burial" was added . " The Garden of Cyrus, or the quincunxial lozenge, ..."

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