- 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 quīncūnx quīncūnc- five twelfths quīnque five ; see penkwe in Indo-European roots. ūncia twelfth part of a unit ; see ounce 1.
From Latin quincunx