furciferousIn entomology, bearing a forked appendage or organ. Applied to certain lepidopterous larvæ which have, on the first segment behind the head, a forked tube, called the osmeteria, or scent organ, from which the insect can protrude slender threads, for the purpose, it is supposed, of frightening away ichneumons.
furciferousRascally; scoundrelly; villainous.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
adjsFurciferousof insects bearing a forked appendage
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. furcifer, yoke bearer, scoundrel; furca, fork, yoke, fork-shaped instrument of punishment + ferre, to bear