Distichous meaning

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(botany) Arranged in two rows on each side of an axis.
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Arranged in two vertical rows on opposite sides of an axis.

Distichous leaves.

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(bot.) Arranged in two vertical rows, as leaves on opposite sides of a stem.
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Arranged in two vertical rows on opposite sides of an axis.

Distichous leaves.

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(poetry) In the form of a distich.
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Origin of distichous

  • From Latin distichus having two rows from Greek distikhos distich

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition