barbellate

[bahr-buh-leyt, bahr-bel-it, -eyt]
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Origin of barbellate

1840–50; < New Latin barbell(a), diminutive of Latin barbula little beard (see barbule, -elle) + -ate1
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barbellate

adjective
  1. (of plants or plant organs) covered with barbs, hooks, or bristles
  2. (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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