from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Deeply forked or notched, as the tails of certain birds.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Deeply forked, like the tails of certain birds.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Deeply forked, as the tail of certain birds.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Deeply forked; very furcate or much furcated: said of the tail of a bird, for instance, when the depth of the fork equals or exceeds the length of the shortest feather.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. resembling a fork; divided or separated into two branches
Latin forfex, forfic-, scissors + -ate1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin forfex, forficis, shears. (Wiktionary)