adjective Botany, Zoology.
tufted or furnished with hairs; bearded.
- barbary fig,
- barbary sheep,
- barbary states,
- barbecue sauce,
- barbecue stopper,
Origin of barbate
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Examples from the Web for barbate
Barbate: furnished with barbs; hair with spines or spurs directed backward.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith
He had experienced much difficulty in fording the Barbate, which was swollen by recent rains.
mainly biology having tufts of long hairs; bearded
Word Origin for barbate
C19: from Latin barba a beard
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