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barbary


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Barbary  \Bar"ba*ry\,  n.  [Fr.  Ar  Barbar  the  people  of  Barbary.] 
  The  countries  on  the  north  coast  of  Africa  from  Egypt  to  the 
  Atlantic.  Hence:  A  Barbary  horse;  a  barb.  [Obs.]  Also  a  kind 
  of  pigeon. 
 
  {Barbary  ape}  (Zo["o]l.),  an  ape  ({Macacus  innus})  of  north 
  Africa  and  Gibraltar  Rock,  being  the  only  monkey 
  inhabiting  Europe.  It  is  very  commonly  trained  by  showmen. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Barbary 
  n  :  a  region  of  North  Africa  on  the  Mediterranean  coast  between 
  Egypt  and  Gibraltar;  was  used  as  a  base  for  pirates  from 
  the  16th  to  19th  centuries  [syn:  {Barbary}] 




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