Pentastichous Pen*tas"ti*chous, a. [Penta- + Gr. sti`chos a row.] (Bot.) Having, or arranged in, five vertical ranks, as the leaves of an apple tree or a cherry tree. [1913 Webster]

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  • pentastichous — pen·tas·ti·chous …   English syllables

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  • Quinquefarious — Quin que*fa ri*ous, a. [From L. quinque five: cf. F. quinqu[ e]fari[ e]. Cf. {Bifarious}.] (Bot.) Arranged in five vertical rows; pentastichous. Gray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pentastich —   n. stanza of five lines.    ♦ pentastichous, a. arranged in five rows.    ♦ pentastichy, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

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