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barbet


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Barbet  \Bar"bet\,  n.  [F.  barbet,  fr  barbe  beard,  long  hair  of 
  certain  animals.  See  {Barb}  beard.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  A  variety  of  small  dog,  having  long  curly  hair. 
  b  A  bird  of  the  family  {Bucconid[ae]},  allied  to  the 
  Cuckoos,  having  a  large  conical  beak  swollen  at  the 
  base,  and  bearded  with  five  bunches  of  stiff  bristles; 
  the  puff  bird.  It  inhabits  tropical  America  and  Africa. 
  c  A  larva  that  feeds  on  aphides. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  barbet 
  n  :  small  brightly  colored  stout-billed  tropical  bird  having 
  short  weak  wings 




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