dis·​ti·​chous ˈdi-sti-kəs How to pronounce distichous (audio)
: disposed in two vertical rows
distichous leaves

Word History


Late Latin distichus, from Greek distichos

First Known Use

circa 1753, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of distichous was circa 1753

Dictionary Entries Near distichous

Cite this Entry

“Distichous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/distichous. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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