plural -s
: any of several threadfins used as food
especially : a common species (Polynemus virginicus) of the Caribbean and adjacent areas
: any of several berycoid fishes (genus Polymixia) widely distributed in the deeper waters of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans

Word History


American Spanish, from Spanish, adjective, bearded, from barba beard, from Latin; from the barbels

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“Barbudo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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