Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

barbate

[bahr-beyt]
See more synonyms for barbate on Thesaurus.com
adjective Botany, Zoology.
  1. tufted or furnished with hairs; bearded.
Show More

Origin of barbate

1850–55; < Latin barbātus, equivalent to barb(a) beard + -ātus -ate1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words

shaggy, unshaven, bewhiskered, whiskered, bristly, bushy, hairy, hirsute, barbate, beardy, stubbled, stubbly

Examples from the Web for barbate

Historical Examples


British Dictionary definitions for barbate

barbate

adjective
  1. mainly biology having tufts of long hairs; bearded
Show More

Word Origin

C19: from Latin barba a beard
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012