Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Zoöl.) Having the tongue forked.

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  • adjective zoology Having the tongue forked.

Etymologies

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

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  • The fissilingual lobbyist for Indian gaming rights had been successfully playing both sides of the issue for years, but when groundbreaking for the new casino disturbed the ancient burial ground, his goose was cooked.

    January 25, 2008

  • A reference to our old friend Jack Abramoff.

    January 26, 2008

  • Forked tongue. Fissile - capable of being split or cleft.

    July 17, 2008