Trifarious Tri*fa"ri*ous, a. [L. trifarius of three sorts or ways, threefold; cf. Gr. ?. Cf. {Bifarious}.] (Bot.) Facing three ways; arranged in three vertical ranks, as the leaves of veratrum. [1913 Webster]

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  • trifarious — (ˈ)trī|fa(a)rēəs adjective Etymology: Latin trifarius of three ways, from trifariam in three ways, from tri + fariam (akin to Sanskrit dhā in dvidhā in two ways) more at bifarious : facing three ways; especially occurring in whorls of three… …   Useful english dictionary

  • trifarious — tri·far·i·ous …   English syllables

  • trifarious —   a. facing three ways …   Dictionary of difficult words

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