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  • adj. Having the tongue forked.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the tongue forked.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the tongue cleft; specifically, of or pertaining to the Fissilinguia.


Latin fissus (p.p. of findere to split) + English lingual. (Wiktionary)


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