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  1. a threadfin, Polydactylus virginicus, inhabiting western Atlantic coastal waters.
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Origin of barbu

< French: literally, bearded, having barbels or wattles < Late Latin *barbūtus, for Latin barbātus. See barbate
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Historical Examples

  • Captain Barbu, who rushed to the rescue, was received by a shower of missiles.

    Indo-China and Its Primitive People

    Henry Baudesson

  • God forbid I shall ever revile the memory of Barbu and Crafleux!

  • Barbu and Crafleux piqued themselves on their gentlemanly manners.

  • That is why, on reflection, we hesitated to offend Barbu and Crafleux.

  • Two days before Barbu had invited his brothers-in-arms to dinner.