trifid

adjective
tri·​fid | \ ˈtrī-ˌfid How to pronounce trifid (audio) , -fəd \

Definition of trifid

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

First Known Use of trifid

circa 1753, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for trifid

Latin trifidus split into three, from tri- + findere to split — more at bite

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The first known use of trifid was circa 1753

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“Trifid.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trifid. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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