barbet

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noun bar·bet \ˈbär-bət\

Definition of barbet

  1. :  any of various often brightly colored nonpasserine tropical birds (families Capitonidae, Lybiidae, and Megalaimidae) having a stout bill bearing bristles at the base

Origin and Etymology of barbet

probably from 1barb


First Known Use: 1790


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