- quincke's disease,
- quincke's pulse,
- quincy, josiah,
Origin of quincunx
Examples from the Web for quincunx
In front of them, five pots filled with water are arranged in the form of a quincunx.Castes and Tribes of Southern India|Edgar Thurston
There are numerous deep pits dug within it in the quincunx form, and capable of concealing a large army.
His house has long been pulled down; his willow has fallen down in utter decay; his quincunx has been destroyed.
The breathless peasants reached the quincunx of beeches that formed the edge of the forest.The Confessions of Arsne Lupin|Maurice Leblanc
At last they took a turn to the right; and they drew up in a kind of quincunx in the midst of the pine-trees.Sentimental Education, Volume II|Gustave Flaubert
Word Origin for quincunx
1640s, originally astrological, of planetary alignments, from Latin, literally "five twelfths" (especially "five unciae," that is, "five-twelfths of an as," the basic unit of Roman currency), from quinque "five" (see quinque-) + uncia "ounce; a twelfth part (of anything)," related to unus "one" (see one). Applied, especially in garden design, to arrangements like the five pips on a playing card (1660s). Related: Quincuncial.