[bahr-buh-leyt, bahr-bel-it, -eyt]
- having short, stiff hairs.
Origin of barbellate
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Examples from the Web for 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
C19: from New Latin barbellātus, from barbella short stiff hair, from Latin barbula a little beard, from barba beard