furciferous

adjective
fur·​cif·​er·​ous | \ ¦fər¦sif(ə)rəs\

Definition of furciferous

: having a forked appendage used especially of certain lepidopterous larvae

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for furciferous

Latin furci- (from furca fork) + English -ferous

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about furciferous

Share furciferous

Dictionary Entries near furciferous

Furcellaria

furcellate

Furchgott

furciferous

furciform

furcilia

Furcraea

Statistics for furciferous

Look-up Popularity

Comments on furciferous

What made you want to look up furciferous? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

means, resources, or money

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three-bears-two-of-them-look-like-theyre-whispering-to-a-third-bear-who-looks-chuffed-to-be-the-center-of-attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!