from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name, derived from Buffon and other French naturalists, equivalent to barbet in any of the senses of the latter, as applied to birds either of the family Bucconidæ or family Capitonidæ. See these words, and barbet.
  • n. plural The birds of the family Capitonidæ alone, as distinguished from the Bucconidæ.
  • n. The thread-fin, Polydactylus virginicus.

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  • n. found along western Atlantic coast


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