[ bahy-fair-ee-uhs ]
/ baɪˈfɛər i əs /
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in two vertical rows.
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Origin of bifarious
First recorded in 1650–60; from Late Latin bifārius “twofold, double,” derivative of Latin bifāriam (adverb) “in two parts or places,” equivalent to bi- “twice, two” + -fāriam (perhaps derivative of unattested fās “utterance,” thus originally, “having two expressions”); see -ious, bi-1, infant;cf. multifarious
OTHER WORDS FROM bifariousbi·far·i·ous·ly, adverb
Words nearby bifarious
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British Dictionary definitions for bifarious
/ (baɪˈfɛərɪəs) /
botany having parts arranged in two rows on either side of a central axis
Derived forms of bifariousbifariously, adverb
Word Origin for bifarious
C17: from Latin bifārius double
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