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  1. a band or small scarf of lace, worn around the head or neck by women.
  2. barb1(def 8).
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Origin of barbe

see origin at barb1
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Examples from the Web for barbe

Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • It was the more freely paternal because Barbe approved of what he was undertaking.

    The Dust Flower

    Basil King

  • Barbe suppressed his manliness, because she herself was so imperious.

    The Dust Flower

    Basil King

  • If there was no Barbe in the world he could have taken Letty as the mate his soul was longing for.

    The Dust Flower

    Basil King