barbet

barbet

[bahr-bit]
noun
any of several stocky, tropical birds of the family Capitonidae, having a stout bill with bristles at the base.

Origin:
1745–55; < FrenchLatin barbātus; see barbate

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barbet (ˈbɑːbɪt)
 
n
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)
 
[C18: from French, ultimately from Latin barbātus bearded, barbate]

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