beardie

noun

beard·​ie
ˈbir-dē
plural -s
1
: an Australian codlike fish (Lotella callarias) with a barbel beneath the lower lip
2
: a small vigorous shaggy collielike sheep dog of Scottish origin

Word History

Etymology

beard + -ie; from its bristly gills

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“Beardie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beardie. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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