Variant of quincunx
- an arrangement of five objects in a square, with one at each corner and one in the middle
- Bot. an arrangement of five-petaled flowers in which two petals are inferior, two are exterior, and one is partly interior and partly exterior
Origin: L, literally , five twelfths from quinque, five plush uncia, a twelfth: see ounce
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