barbet

noun

bar·​bet ˈbär-bət How to pronounce barbet (audio)
: 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 During a stroll along the boardwalk, visitors can spot a plethora of birds ranging from Sunda teals to Javan bulbuls to coppersmith barbets, while massive monitor lizards stroll along the path. Jared Ranahan, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2023 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

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Word History

Etymology

probably from barb entry 1

First Known Use

1790, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of barbet was in 1790

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“Barbet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/barbet. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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