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Secund

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Secund (Bot) Arranged on one side only, as flowers or leaves on a stalk.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • secund l. An obsolete form of second.
    • secund In botany and zoöl., arranged on one side only; unifarious; unilateral, as the flowers of the lily-of-the-valley (Convallaria majalis), the false wintergreen (Pyrola secunda), etc.: as, secund processes of the antennæ.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Secund sē′kund (bot., zool.) unilateral.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. secundus, following the course or current of wind or water. See Second (a.)

Usage

In literature:

Cells (on the branches) secund, contiguous.
"Narrative Of The Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Commanded By The Late Captain Owen Stanley, R.N., F.R.S. Etc. During The Years 1846-1850. Including Discoveries And Surveys In New Guinea, The Louisiade Archipelago, Etc. To Which Is Added The Account Of Mr. E.B. Kennedy's Expedition For The Exploration Of The Cape York Peninsula. By John Macgillivray, F.R.G.S. Naturalist To The Expedition. In Two Volumes. Volume 1." by John MacGillivray
The offence is styled 'secund sicht' in the official report.
"Cock Lane and Common-Sense" by Andrew Lang
The secunde to Caleis and the thrid to Burdews ut videt.
"Medieval People" by Eileen Edna Power
The secund is lyik unto this, Love thy nychtbour as thy selve.
"The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)" by John Knox
A. Inflorescence racemose of simple (rarely branched) spikes bearing secund spikelets.
"A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses" by Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar
This yere, the secunde day of Januar, deyde quene Katerine, the whiche was kyng Herry wyf the fyfthe.
"A Chronicle of London from 1089 to 1483" by Anonymous
On the back 'Sprott,' 'Secund,' 'bookit.
"James VI and the Gowrie Mystery" by Andrew Lang
Secunder seems to have subordinated policy to religion.
"India Through the Ages" by Flora Annie Steel
The secund argument is, the tumult continewit fra twa at efter none till efter aucht at nycht.
"The Works of John Knox, Volume 2 (of 6)" by John Knox
Wretyn at Norwyche the secund day of May.
"The Paston Letters, Volume III (of 6)"
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In poetry:

The secunde braunche sprong to helle,
The fendys power doun to felle:
Therein myht non sowle dwelle;
Blyssid be the time the rose sprong!
"Of a Rose, a Lovely Rose, Of a Rose is Al myn Song" by Anonymous British

In news:

The hawkish Romney adviser has been secunded to manage the running mate and graft a Manichaean worldview onto the foreign affairs neophyte.
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In science:

This is conceptually very simple, and permits to construct in a natural way a generalized theory, where the main role (which used to be that of the jump of the secund fundamental form) is here played by the jump of the Christoffel symbols.
Generalized regularly discontinuous solutions of the Einstein equations
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