Definition of trifarious
: facing three ways; especially : occurring in whorls of three trifarious leaves
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Origin and Etymology of trifarious
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
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