- any of several stocky, tropical birds of the family Capitonidae, having a stout bill with bristles at the base.
Origin of barbet
Examples from the Web for barbet
Historical Examples of barbet
Megalaima henrici brachyrhyncha Neumann: Yellow-crowned Barbet.Birds from North Borneo
Max C. Thompson
That woman resolved to have Godefroid's money and Barbet's too.
Baron Bourlac immediately resolved to go straight to Barbet.
"My word, I don't know that I have them," said Barbet, fumbling in his pockets.
"You won't find any one that will take their paper," said Barbet.
- any small tropical brightly coloured bird of the family Capitonidae, having short weak wings and a sharp stout bill with tuftlike feathers at its base: order Piciformes (woodpeckers, etc)