follow Dictionary.com

What's the "een" in Halloween?

distichous

[dis-ti-kuh s] /ˈdɪs tɪ kəs/
adjective
1.
Botany. arranged alternately in two vertical rows on opposite sides of an axis, as leaves.
2.
Zoology. divided into two parts.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; < Latin distichus (< Greek dístichos (adj.); see distich), with -ous for Latin -us adj. suffix
Related forms
distichously, adverb
subdistichous, adjective
subdistichously, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for distichous

distichous

/ˈdɪstɪkəs/
adjective
1.
(of leaves) arranged in two vertical rows on opposite sides of the stem
Derived Forms
distichously, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for distichous

16
0
Scrabble Words With Friends