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]

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