|an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.|
|a chattering or flighty, light-headed person.|
|rhizome (rī'zōm') Pronunciation Key
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A plant stem that grows horizontally under or along the ground and often sends out roots and shoots. New plants develop from the shoots. Ginger, iris, and violets have rhizomes. Also called rootstock. Compare bulb, corm, runner, tuber.