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barbet

[bahr-bit] /ˈbɑr bɪt/
noun
1.
any of several stocky, tropical birds of the family Capitonidae, having a stout bill with bristles at the base.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; < FrenchLatin barbātus; see barbate
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British Dictionary definitions for barbet

barbet

/ˈbɑːbɪt/
noun
1.
any small tropical brightly coloured bird of the family Capitonidae, having short weak wings and a sharp stout bill with tuftlike feathers at its base: order Piciformes (woodpeckers, etc)
Word Origin
C18: from French, ultimately from Latin barbātus bearded, barbate
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