- a band or small scarf of lace, worn around the head or neck by women.
- barb1(def 8).
Origin of barbe
see origin at barb1
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Examples from the Web for barbe
Barbe was not only compassionate, but ready to answer all the questions in her power.Two Penniless Princesses
Charlotte M. Yonge
The Island of Saint Barbe was passed on the morning of the last date.Kathay: A Cruise in the China Seas
W. Hastings Macaulay
It was the more freely paternal because Barbe approved of what he was undertaking.
Barbe suppressed his manliness, because she herself was so imperious.
If there was no Barbe in the world he could have taken Letty as the mate his soul was longing for.