barbet

noun
bar·​bet | \ ˈbär-bət How to pronounce barbet (audio) \

Definition of barbet

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

Examples of barbet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The show also is due to feature four breeds that are eligible to compete for the first time — the barbet, the dogo Argentino, the Belgian Laekenois, and the Biewer terrier. Jennifer Peltz, Star Tribune, 10 June 2021 The show also is due to feature four breeds that are eligible to compete for the first time — the barbet, the dogo Argentino, the Belgian Laekenois, and the Biewer terrier. Jennifer Peltz, Star Tribune, 10 June 2021 Four new breeds will now be allowed to compete for the first time: the barbet, the dogo Argentino, the Belgian Laekenois, and the Biewer terrier. Alaa Elassar, CNN, 12 June 2021 This year, 2,500 dogs representing 209 breeds will be competing, including four breeds that are eligible to compete for the first time: the barbet; dogo Argentino; Belgian Laekenois; and Biewer terrier. Fox News, 12 June 2021 The show also is due to feature four breeds that are eligible to compete for the first time — the barbet, the dogo Argentino, the Belgian Laekenois, and the Biewer terrier. Jennifer Peltz, ajc, 11 June 2021 The barbet is a very smart breed and is a strong swimmer. Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 May 2021 New to the list are two breeds that got recognized in 2020: the dogo Argentino, joining the popularity rankings in 93rd place — notable for a newcomer — and the barbet, at 145th. Jennifer Peltz, Star Tribune, 26 Mar. 2021 New to the list are two breeds that got recognized in 2020: the dogo Argentino, joining the popularity rankings in 93rd place — notable for a newcomer — and the barbet, at 145th. Jennifer Peltz, Star Tribune, 26 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of barbet

1790, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for barbet

probably from barb entry 1

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“Barbet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/barbet. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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