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barbellate


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Barbellate  \Bar"bel*late\,  a.  [See  1st  {Barb}.]  (Bot.) 
  Having  short,  stiff  hairs,  often  barbed  at  the  point.  --Gray. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  barbellate 
  adj  :  having  or  covered  with  protective  barbs  or  quills  or  spines 
  or  thorns  etc.;  "a  horse  with  a  short  bristly  mane"; 
  "bristly  shrubs";  "burred  fruits"  [syn:  {barbed},  {briary}, 
  {briery},  {bristled},  {bristly},  {burred},  {burry},  {prickly}, 
  {spiny},  {thorny}] 




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