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Definition of Barbel

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Barb Barb, n. [F. barbe, fr. L. barba beard. See Beard, n.] 1. Beard, or that which resembles it, or grows in the place of it. The barbel, so called by reason of his barbs, or wattles in his mouth. --Walton. 2. A muffler, worn by nuns and mourners. [Obs.] 3. pl. Paps, or little projections, of the mucous membrane, which mark the opening of the submaxillary glands under the tongue in horses and cattle. The name is mostly applied when the barbs are inflamed and swollen. [Written also barbel and barble.] 4. The point that stands backward in an arrow, fishhook, etc., to prevent it from being easily extracted. Hence: Anything which stands out with a sharp point obliquely or crosswise to something else. ``Having two barbs or points.' --Ascham. 5. A bit for a horse. [Obs.] --Spenser. 6. (Zo["o]l.) One of the side branches of a feather, which collectively constitute the vane. See Feather. 7. (Zo["o]l.) A southern name for the kingfishes of the eastern and southeastern coasts of the United States; -- also improperly called whiting. 8. (Bot.) A hair or bristle ending in a double hook.
Barbel
Barbel Bar"bel, n.[OE. barbel, F. barbeau, dim. of L. barbus barbel, fr. barba beard. See 1st Barb.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) A slender tactile organ on the lips of certain fished. 2. (Zo["o]l.) A large fresh-water fish ( Barbus vulgaris) found in many European rivers. Its upper jaw is furnished with four barbels. 3. pl. Barbs or paps under the tongued of horses and cattle. See 1st Barb, 3.

Meaning of Barbel from wikipedia

- Barbel may refer to: Barbel (anatomy), a whisker-like organ near the mouth found in some fish (notably catfish, loaches and cyprinids) and turtles Barbel...
- fish anatomy and turtle anatomy, a barbel is a slender, whiskerlike sensory organ near the mouth. Fish that have barbels include the catfish, the carp, the...
- Barbels are group of small carp-like freshwater fish, almost all of the genus Barbus. They are usually found in gravel and rocky-bottomed slow-flowing...
- The common barbel, Barbus barbus, is a species of freshwater fish belonging to the family Cyprinidae. It shares the common name 'barbel' with its many...
- submarines of the United States Navy have been named Barbel, after the barbel, a type of European carp. USS Barbel (SS-316), was a Balao-cl**** submarine commissioned...
- The Barbel-cl**** submarines (affectionately known in the United States Navy's submarine force as the 'B-Girls'),[citation needed] the last diesel-electric...
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- Bärbel Bohley (24 May 1945 – 11 September 2010) was an East German opposition figure and artist. As an artist, Bohley won prizes from the authorities,...
- Bärbel Jungmeier (born 8 July 1975) is a road cyclist and mountain bike rider from Austria. She represented her nation at the 2004 Summer Olympics in the...
- The Iberian barbel (Luciobarbus comizo) is a ray-finned fish species in the family Cyprinidae. It is here placed in Luciobarbus following the IUCN, but...
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