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

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“Debeard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/debeard. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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