trifid

trifid
adjective Etymology: Latin trifidus split into three, from tri- + findere to split — more at bite Date: circa 1753 being deeply and narrowly cleft into three teeth, processes, or points <
a spoon with a trifid top
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  • Trifid — Tri fid, a. [L. trifidus; tri (see {Tri }) + the root of findere to split: cf. F. trifide.] Cleft to the middle, or slightly beyond the middle, into three parts; three cleft. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trifid — divided into three lobes, 1620s, from L. trifidus cleft in three, from tri three + FID (Cf. fid). This adj. probably inspired triffid, the name of the three legged walking poisonous plants in John Wyndham s novel The Day of the Triffids (1951) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • Trifid cipher — In classical cryptography, the trifid cipher is a cipher invented around 1901 by Felix Delastelle, which extends the concept of the bifid cipher to a third dimension, allowing each symbol to be fractionated into 3 elements instead of two. That is …   Wikipedia

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  • Trifid Nebula — ▪ astronomy  (catalog numbers NGC 6514 and M 20), bright, diffuse nebula in the constellation Sagittarius, lying several thousand light years from the Earth. It was discovered by the French astronomer Legentil de La Galaisière before 1750 and… …   Universalium

  • trifid beggar-ticks — noun bur marigold of temperate Eurasia • Syn: ↑European beggar ticks, ↑trifid bur marigold, ↑Bidens tripartita • Hypernyms: ↑bur marigold, ↑burr marigold, ↑beggar ticks, ↑beggar s ticks, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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