Barbellate
Barbellate Bar"bel*late (b[aum]r"b[e^]l*l[asl]t), a. [See 1st {Barb}.] (Bot.) Having short, stiff hairs, often barbed at the point. --Gray. [1913 Webster]

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  • barbellate — [bär′bə lāt΄, bär bel′it] adj. [ModL barbellatus < barbella, dim. < L barbula: see BARBEL] Bot. covered with short, hooked bristles or hairs …   English World dictionary

  • barbellate — adjective having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc. a horse with a short bristly mane bristly shrubs burred fruits setaceous whiskers • Syn: ↑barbed, ↑briary, ↑briery, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • barbellate — /bahr beuh layt , bahr bel it, ayt/, adj. Bot., Zool. having short, stiff hairs. [1840 50; < NL barbell(a), dim. of L barbula little beard (see BARBULE, ELLE) + ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • barbellate — adjective Having a covering of fine barbs, quills, spines or thorns …   Wiktionary

  • barbellate — bar·bel·late …   English syllables

  • barbellate — /ˈbabəleɪt/ (say bahbuhlayt), / lət/ (say luht) adjective having short, stiff hairs. {New Latin barbella (diminutive of Latin barbula little beard) + ate1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • barbed — adjective 1. capable of wounding (Freq. 1) a barbed compliment a biting aphorism pungent satire • Syn: ↑biting, ↑nipping, ↑pungent, ↑mordacious …   Useful english dictionary

  • briary — adjective having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc. a horse with a short bristly mane bristly shrubs burred fruits setaceous whiskers • Syn: ↑barbed, ↑barbellate, ↑briery …   Useful english dictionary

  • briery — adjective having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc. a horse with a short bristly mane bristly shrubs burred fruits setaceous whiskers • Syn: ↑barbed, ↑barbellate, ↑briary …   Useful english dictionary

  • bristled — adjective having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc. a horse with a short bristly mane bristly shrubs burred fruits setaceous whiskers • Syn: ↑barbed, ↑barbellate, ↑briary …   Useful english dictionary

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