Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Double; twofold.
  • n. A double fruit or a pair of like things growing on a tree.
  • n. That part of a tree where the branches separate from the trunk or bole; a fork.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Double; twofold.
  • n. That which is double, as a double fruit, or fruit growing in pairs.
  • n. That part of a tree where the branches separate from the trunk or bole.

Etymologies

From Middle English twisel, twisil, from Old English twisel ("forked, double"), from Old English twisla ("confluence, junction"), from Proto-Germanic *twisilan (“fork, bifurcation”), from Proto-Indo-European *dwis- (“twice, in two”). Cognate with German Zwiesel ("fork"). (Wiktionary)

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