Definition of quincunx
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LEM
quīncunx, quīncuncis
noun (m., 3rd pure I-stem declension)
  1. five twelfths (of any whole)
  2. [especially] five twelfths of an as, five unciae
  3. the figure formed by the four corners of a square and its middle point, a quincunx
Abbreviations
quīncunx uncis, m quinque + uncia, five twelfths (of any whole).

—Esp., five twelfths of an as, five unciae: si de quincunce remota est Uncia, quid superat? H.

—The figure formed by the four corners of a square and its middle point, a quincunx: directi in quincuncem ordines (of trees): obliquis ordinibus in quincuncem dispositis, Cs.
 
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