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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Multifarious \Mul`ti*fa"ri*ous\, a. [L. multifarius; multus much, many. Cf. Bifarious.] 1. Having multiplicity; having great diversity or variety; of various kinds; diversified; made up of many differing parts; manifold. [1913 Webster] There is a multifarious artifice in the structure of the meanest animal. --Dr. H. More. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Having parts, as leaves, arranged in many vertical rows. [1913 Webster]