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barbule


barbule


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Barbule  \Bar"bule\,  n.  [L.  barbula,  fr  barba  beard.] 
  1.  A  very  minute  barb  or  beard.  --Booth. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  One  of  the  processes  along  the  edges  of  the 
  barbs  of  a  feather,  by  which  adjacent  barbs  interlock.  See 
  {Feather}.