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barbellate

[bahr-buh-leyt, bahr-bel-it, -eyt] /ˈbɑr bəˌleɪt, bɑrˈbɛl ɪt, -eɪt/
adjective, Botany, Zoology
1.
having short, stiff hairs.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < Neo-Latin barbell(a), diminutive of Latin barbula little beard (see barbule, -elle) + -ate1
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barbellate

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