Bifarious
Bifarious Bi*fa"ri*ous, a. [L. bifarius; bis twice + fari to speak. Cf. Gr. ? twofold; ? twice + ? to say.] 1. Twofold; arranged in two rows. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) Pointing two ways, as leaves that grow only on opposite sides of a branch; in two vertical rows. [1913 Webster]


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  • bifarious — (adj.) 1650s, from L. bifarius twofold, double, probably originally that which can be expressed in two ways [Klein], from bi (see BI (Cf. bi )) + fari to speak, say (see FAME (Cf. fame)). Related: Bifariously …   Etymology dictionary

  • bifarious — [bī fer′ē əs] adj. [L bifarius, twofold < bifariam, in two directions < bis, twice + fas, (divine) law, lawful, possible] Bot. arranged in two rows …   English World dictionary

  • bifarious — adj. [L. bis, two; fariam, in rows] Being arranged in 2 rows, on either side of an axis; being oriented or pointed in opposite directions …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • bifarious — bifariously, adv. /buy fair ee euhs/, adj. Bot. in two vertical rows. [1650 60; < LL bifarius twofold, double, deriv. (see IOUS) of L bifariam (adv.) in two parts or places, equiv. to bi BI 1 + fariam (perh. deriv. of *fas utterance, thus orig.… …   Universalium

  • bifarious — adjective a) twofold, double b) ambiguous …   Wiktionary

  • bifarious — bi·far·i·ous …   English syllables

  • bifarious —   a. in two rows; twofold; pointing in two directions …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • bifarious — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Duplication — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Duplication >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 duplication duplication Sgm: N 1 doubling doubling &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 gemination gemination ingemination Sgm: N 1 reduplication reduplication Sgm: N 1 iteration …   English dictionary for students

  • Bifariously — Bi*fa ri*ous*ly, adv. In a bifarious manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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