Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Divided or cleft into three narrow parts or lobes.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Divided into three parts.

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

  • adjective Cleft to the middle, or slightly beyond the middle, into three parts; three-cleft.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective botany Divided into three lobes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective divided into three lobes

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin trifidus : tri-, tri- + findere, fid-, to split.]

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