Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having a beard; bearded.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. bearded; having long thin hairs

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Bearded; beset with long and weak hairs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Furnished with barbs.
  • In botany, bearded; furnished with long and weak hairs.
  • In zoology, bearded; having a tuft of hair or feathers on the chin; in entomology, bordered by long hairs.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having hair on the cheeks and chin

Etymologies

Latin barbātus, from barba, beard; see barb1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin barbatus, from barba beard. See barb beard. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • (Figure 66), when the animals reminded me, by the barbate opercular peduncle, of the genus Filograna, only that the latter possesses two opercula.

    Facts and Arguments for Darwin

  • Three years ago I found on the walls of one of my glasses some small worm-tubes (Figure 65), the inhabitants of which bore three pairs of barbate branchial filaments, and had no operculum.

    Facts and Arguments for Darwin

  • With a barbate opercular peduncle, Filograna-stage;

    Facts and Arguments for Darwin

  • The barbate and bespoke-suited Pachauri has become the locus of criticism of the IPCC's 2007 assessment report, which has been found to contain some tenuous science along with a few outright falsehoods - the most prominent among the latter being the assertion that the Himalayan glaciers will be gone by 2035.

    Articles on National Review Online

  • The barbate Lionel loathes trite shibboleths, playbook and bumper sticker labels as well as leprosy.

    The Latest on Air America

  • But no, I am mistaken; from the beginning of all things the Creator knew, that one day the inquisitive children of men would grope about after analogies and homologies, and that Christian naturalists would busy themselves with thinking out his Creative ideas; at any rate, in order to facilitate the discernment by the former that the opercular peduncle of the Serpulae is homologous with a branchial filament, He allowed it to make a detour in its development, and pass through the form of a barbate branchial filament.

    Facts and Arguments for Darwin

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • Bearded. As in Bulgarian weighlifters, clams and ex-girlfriends. Same root as barber. Not related to Barbi.

    November 23, 2007