We fought our first foreign war in Algiers to defeat the Barbary pirates.
I remarked to him, that every time I had passed that way, I found cause to fear our being windbound on the coasts of Barbary.
Mediation of France with the Barbary powers in favor of America.
The squirrels of Barbary, Switzerland, and the palmist, are three species very much like each other.
Also, small edifices on Barbary headlands, occupied by a priest.
For instance, of Barbary--the lions do not live in deserts; they live in woods.
I learned it in Barbary, when I was a prisoner amongst the Moors.
Here they live, in independent poverty, secure from the tyrannical government of Barbary.
This is the Aoudad, which dwells in the mountains of Barbary.
One of these boats, in which was the pretty French girl, was captured by Barbary corsairs, who sold her to the Sultan.
c.1300, "foreign lands" (especially non-Christian lands), from Latin barbaria (see barbarian). Meaning "Saracens living in coastal North Africa" is attested from 1590s, via French (Old French barbarie), from Arabic Barbar, Berber, ancient Arabic name for the inhabitants of North Africa beyond Egypt. Perhaps a native name, perhaps an Arabic word, from barbara "to babble confusedly," but this might be ultimately from Greek barbaria. "The actual relations (if any) of the Arabic and Gr[eek] words cannot be settled; but in European langs. barbaria, Barbarie, Barbary, have from the first been treated as identical with L. barbaria, Byzantine Gr[eek] barbaria land of barbarians" [OED].