Origin of columnar
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Examples from the Web for columnar
Tall, columnar, with a great dignity about him, had there been any one there to see.The Soul Stealer
Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
There are two principal forms of ice crystal—the tabular and the columnar.Meteorology
Charles Fitzhugh Talman
They are columnar, and are wedged in between the larger ones.
They are irregular in shape, with a slight tendency to be columnar.
It is also called the commutation method and the columnar method.
Word Origin and History for columnar
1728, from Late Latin columnaris "rising in the form of a pillar," from columna "column" (see column).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper