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Meaning of BARBET

Pronunciation:  'bârbit

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  small brightly colored stout-billed tropical bird having short weak wings
 

BARBET is a 6 letter word that starts with B.

 

 See Also: Capitonidae, family Capitonidae, piciform bird

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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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