Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An extensive genus of cyprinoid fishes, containing the barbels, typified by the common barbel of Europe, B. vulgaris: used with varying latitude by different writers.

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  • La répression policière que subissent ces militants s'accompagne de menaces de mort quotidiennes de la part de barbus-fascistes qui eux bizzarement ne sont pas poursuivis.

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  • The principal fish dependent on this teeming life are eel Anguilla anguilla, mullets Mugil cephalus and M. ramada, sole Solea solea, sea bass Dicentrarchus labrax, barbel Barbus barbus, shad Alosa fallax and anchovy Engraulis encrasicholus.

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  • It is fringed with trees and shrubs – poplar, tamarisk, rhododendron, agnus castus, apple of Sodom – and its waters contain a great many fish – various species of capocta, the barbus canis, the cyprinodon, and a kind of catfish (silurus).

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  • Flussbarbe, Barbel oder Pigge (Barbus barbus) European redfin perch/Flussbarsch (Perca fluviatilis)

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  • We have a video of each tank in this Zoo. 27th of March 2009 (27.03.2009) +++ The population of this tank Common Barbel/Barbe, auch Flussbarbe, Barbel oder Pigge (Barbus barbus) European redfin perch/Flussbarsch (Perca fluviatilis)

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