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  1. an ancient Carthaginian family to which Hamilcar, Hasdrubal, and Hannibal belonged.
  2. Cyrenaica.
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Related formsBar·can, adjective
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Examples from the Web for barca

Historical Examples

  • A barca has arrived from S. Erasmo, the island of the market-gardens.

    New Italian sketches

    John Addington Symonds

  • This then was discovered as I have said, and the attacks were repulsed by the men of Barca.

  • Barca, the Bornou general, had three horses killed under him.

  • Once, at Barca, I saw a white raven—but perhaps after all it was only a dove.

  • They sailed into the small harbor of Barca at ten in the morning.

    Creatures of the Abyss

    Murray Leinster

British Dictionary definitions for barca


  1. the surname of several noted Carthaginian generals, including Hamilcar, Hasdrubal, and Hannibal
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Derived FormsBarcan, adjective
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