bi·​fo·​li·​um | \ (ˈ)bī-ˈfō-lē-əm How to pronounce bifolium (audio) \
plural bifolia\ (ˈ)bī-​ˈfō-​lē-​ə How to pronounce bifolia (audio) \

Definition of bifolium

: two sheets of paper, parchment, or similar material folded together to make four leaves … verses are written, not on two sheets of paper, but on the recto and verso of the first leaf of a bifolium.— Sara S. Hodson, Times Literary Supplement, 24 June 1988 Though incomplete, in its present state it occupies close to eleven hundred folios, so large that each bifolium was formed from a whole skin.— Penn R. Szittya, Speculum, April 1999

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First Known Use of bifolium

1938, in the meaning defined above

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to wander slowly or to speak indistinctly

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