[bahr-buh-leyt, bahr-bel-it, -eyt]
adjective Botany, Zoology.
having short, stiff hairs.
Origin of barbellate
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Related Words for barbellateechinate, spiny, aristate, chaetophorous, hispid, setaceous, setal, setiferous, setose
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Historical Examples of barbellate
Pappus of 15–40 capillary bristles, manifestly plumose or only barbellate.
(of plants or plant organs) covered with barbs, hooks, or bristles
(of animals) possessing bristles or barbels
Word Origin for barbellate
C19: from New Latin barbellātus, from barbella short stiff hair, from Latin barbula a little beard, from barba beard
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