If stacked largest on the bottom (3-2-1), it is called a "tree".
If stacked largest on the top (1-2-3), it is called a "nest".
From: "Bryan Stout" [stoutwb@xxxxxxxxx]
Date: 05/25/2010 05:59 AM
To: "Icehouse Discussion List"<icehouse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Icehouse] Jargon needed: what do you call a set of 3 pyramids,
one of each size?
Is there a commonly-used term for a collection of 3 pyramids, one of each size (small/medium/large)?
I mention this because Im going through the pyramid games designed for Anthony Kapolkas "First Year Foundations Class: Constructive Pastimes" last winter. Many of the students used the jargon wrong, which is understandable. The most common error is to use "stash" when they mean "a small, medium, and large pyramid of the same color". I want to replace it with the correct term, but Im surprised that I cannot *find* a correct term. "Nest" and "tree" are terms for a particular formation made with them, not for the actual collection itself.
This is a term that would be very useful to coin, if it does not already exist. I suppose that for now I could use "a nests worth", but that is a bit clunky, and Id really like to have a good word for it.
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