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trifid

adjective tri·fid \ˈtrī-ˌfid, -fəd\

Definition of TRIFID

:  being deeply and narrowly cleft into three teeth, processes, or points <a spoon with a trifid top>

Origin of TRIFID

Latin trifidus split into three, from tri- + findere to split — more at bite
First Known Use: circa 1753

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