barbellate

barbellate

[bahr-buh-leyt, bahr-bel-it, -eyt]
adjective Botany, Zoology.
having short, stiff hairs.

Origin:
1840–50; < Neo-Latin barbell(a), diminutive of Latin barbula little beard (see barbule, -elle) + -ate1

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barbellate (ˈbɑːbɪˌleɪt, bɑːˈbɛlɪt, -eɪt)
 
adj
1.  (of plants or plant organs) covered with barbs, hooks, or bristles
2.  (of animals) possessing bristles or barbels
 
[C19: from New Latin barbellātus, from barbella short stiff hair, from Latin barbula a little beard, from barba beard]

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