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trifistulary

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

tri- + fistula, fistular.

AdjectiveEdit

trifistulary (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete, nonce word) Having three pipes.
    • 1976, Sir Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica, 6th edition, book 3, chapter 12:
      nor will the solitude of the Phœnix allow this denomination; for many there are of that species, and whose trifistulary bill and crany we have beheld our selves.'

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.