Origin of trifid
Examples from the Web for trifid
Canes short to medium, few in number, rather slender; tendrils continuous to intermittent, bifid to trifid.The Grapes of New York|U. P. Hedrick
Posterior arms about one-third larger, also trifid, with one deeper anterior and one shallower posterior incision.
Canes long, dark brown; nodes enlarged; tendrils continuous or intermittent, long, bifid or trifid.Manual of American Grape-Growing|U. P. Hedrick
This trifid cross represents a game played by the Hopi with reeds and is depicted on many objects of pottery.Archeological Expedition to Arizona in 1895|Jesse Walter Fewkes
The Trifid Nebula, situated in the constellation of Sagittarius, is an object of very strange shape.Astronomy of To-day|Cecil G. Dolmage
British Dictionary definitions for trifid
Word Origin for trifid
Word Origin and History for trifid
"divided into three lobes," 1620s, from Latin trifidus "cleft in three," from tri- "three" (see tri-) + -fid. This adjective probably inspired triffid, the name of the three-legged walking poisonous plants in John Wyndham's novel "The Day of the Triffids" (1951).