\(ˈ)trī|fa(a)rēəs\ adjective
Etymology: Latin trifarius of three ways, from trifariam in three ways, from tri- + -fariam (akin to Sanskrit -dhā in dvidhā in two ways) — more at bifarious
: facing three ways; especially occurring in whorls of three

trifarious leaves

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Trifarious — Tri*fa ri*ous, a. [L. trifarius of three sorts or ways, threefold; cf. Gr. ?. Cf. {Bifarious}.] (Bot.) Facing three ways; arranged in three vertical ranks, as the leaves of veratrum. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trifarious — tri·far·i·ous …   English syllables

  • trifarious —   a. facing three ways …   Dictionary of difficult words

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