debeard

verb
de·​beard | \ (ˌ)dē-ˈbird How to pronounce debeard (audio) \
debearded; debearding; debeards

Definition of debeard

transitive verb

: to remove the byssus from (a mussel)

First Known Use of debeard

1980, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about debeard

Time Traveler for debeard

Time Traveler

The first known use of debeard was in 1980

See more words from the same year

Statistics for debeard

Cite this Entry

“Debeard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/debeard. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

Comments on debeard

What made you want to look up debeard? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!