Barbel Bar"bel (b[aum]r"b[e^]l), n.[OF. barbel, F. barbeau, dim. of L. barbus barbel, fr. barba beard. See 1st {Barb}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo["o]l.) A slender tactile organ on the lips of certain fishes. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) A large fresh-water fish ({Barbus vulgaris}) found in many European rivers. Its upper jaw is furnished with four barbels. [1913 Webster]

3. pl. Barbs or paps under the tongues of horses and cattle. See 1st {Barb}, 3. [1913 Webster]

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