Fissilingual \Fis`si*lin"gual\, a. [L. fissus (p. p. of findere to split) + E. lingual.] (Zo["o]l.) Having the tongue forked. [1913 Webster]

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  • fissilingual — |fisə|liŋgwəl adjective Etymology: fissi + lingual : of or relating to the Fissilinguia * * * fissilingual /fi si lingˈgwəl/ adjective With cloven tongue ORIGIN: L fissus, from findere to cleave, and lingua tongue …   Useful english dictionary

  • fissilingual — fis·si·lin·gual …   English syllables

  • fissilingual — Having a forked tongue …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • fissi- — combining form Etymology: Late Latin, from Latin fissus, past participle of findere to split more at bite 1. : divided : cleft fissilingual 2 …   Useful english dictionary

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