from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One of the slender, whiskerlike tactile organs extending from the head of certain fishes, such as catfishes. Also called barb1.
- n. Any of several Old World freshwater fish of the genus Barbus, especially B. barbus, having four barbels on its upper jaw.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A freshwater fish of the genus Barbus.
- n. Whisker-like sensory organs, located around the mouth of certain fish, including catfish, carp, goatfish, sturgeon, and some types of shark.
- n. A barb or pap under the tongues of horses and cattle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A slender tactile organ on the lips of certain fishes.
- n. A large fresh-water fish (Barbus vulgaris) found in many European rivers. Its upper jaw is furnished with four barbels.
- n. Barbs or paps under the tongues of horses and cattle. See 1st Barb, 3.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The common English name of the fish Barbus vulgaris, also extended to other species of the genus Barbus.
- n. A small cylindrical vermiform process appended to the mouth of certain fishes, serving as an organ of touch.
- n. A knot of superfluous flesh growing in the channel of a horse's mouth. Also barble and barb.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. slender tactile process on the jaws of a fish
It lacks teeth, lacks the chin barbel, has a non-functional gut, and is dark brown rather than black.
The female sports small eyes, a chin barbel, and long fang-like teeth, which are used for catching its primary food item - other fishes.
A useful aid to hygiene is keeping a few predacious fish, such as barbel (Clarias spp.), in each pool to clean up scraps of uneaten food.
After varying my trek-ox rations by catching a kind of barbel with a worm in the yellow Klip, I went again to Observation Hill, and with the greater interest because every one was saying two of the Boer camps were in flames.
It will benefit species such as barbel, chub and dace in particular.
Fishing for chub and barbel on London's river Wandle may have been the perfect way to pass a gloomy bank holiday weekend, while fans of salmon could have headed to the Dee and the Taff in Wales, which once ran black with coal.
In the era of Bad Manners you two set an example of direct reporting and you both have no problem appearing caring and genuine because you are. barbel
Traditionally, the best masquf was made from barbel, a carp-like fish that Iraqis have been eating since the ancient Mesopotamian days.
Thirty-nine species of fish have been recorded from the waters below the falls, including butter barbel Schilbe mystus, eastern bottlenose Mormyrus longirostris, chessa Distichodus schenga, nkupe Distichodus mossambicus, and eighty-four from the waters above the falls, including African mottled eel Platystacus cotylephorus, tigerfish Hydrocynus vittatus, Kafue pike Hepsetus odue and silver barbel Schilbe intermedius and several species of bream.
Under the cover of dominant trees are shrubs such as Hippophae rhamnoides, barbel (Berberis spp.), briar roses (Rosa spp.), honeysuckles (Lonicera spp.), and Cotoneaster spp ..