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Barbet definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

B'ARBET, n. A name given by some French writers to a peculiar species of those worms which feed on the puceron or aphis. [See Aphis.]
2. The Bucco, a genus of birds found in the warm climates of both continents.
3. A dog, so called from his long hair.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: small brightly colored stout-billed tropical bird having short weak wings

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: probably from 1barb Date: 1824 any of various often brightly colored nonpasserine tropical birds (families Capitonidae, Lybiidae, and Megalaimidae) having a stout bill bearing bristles at the base

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. any small brightly coloured tropical bird of the family Capitonidae, with bristles at the base of its beak. Etymology: F f. barbe beard

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Barbet Bar"bet, n. [F. barbet, fr. barbe beard, long hair of certain animals. See Barb beard.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) A variety of small dog, having long curly hair. (b) A bird of the family Bucconid[ae], allied to the Cuckoos, having a large, conical beak swollen at the base, and bearded with five bunches of stiff bristles; the puff bird. It inhabits tropical America and Africa. (c) A larva that feeds on aphides.




 


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