- 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 of quincunxL, literally , five twelfths ; from quinque, five + uncia, a twelfth: see ounce
An arrangement of five objects or marks with one at each corner of a rectangle or square and one at the center.
Origin of quincunxLatin qu&imacron;nc&umacron;nx, qu&imacron;nc&umacron;nc-, five twelfths : qu&imacron;nque, five; see penkwe in Indo-European roots + &umacron;ncia, twelfth part of a unit; see ounce1.
From Latin quincunx