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tristichous

[ tris-ti-kuhs ]
/ ˈtrɪs tɪ kəs /
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adjective

arranged in three rows.
Botany. arranged in or characterized by three vertical rows.

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Origin of tristichous

First recorded in 1855–60, tristichous is from the Greek word trístichos of three rows or verses. See tri-, -stichous
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British Dictionary definitions for tristichous

tristichous
/ (ˈtrɪstɪkəs) /

adjective

arranged in three rows, esp (of plants) having three vertical rows of leaves
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