Definition of quadrifarious in English:

quadrifarious

adjective

Botany
  • Fourfold, having four parts; arranged in four ranks.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Jonathan Swift (1667–1745), writer and dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin. From post-classical Latin quadrifarius fourfold + -ous.

Pronunciation

quadrifarious

/ˌkwɒdrɪˈfɛːrɪəs/