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.
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)