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barb / bärb/ • n. 1. a sharp projection near the end of an arrow, fishhook, or similar item, angled away from the main point so as to make extraction difficult. ∎  a cluster of spikes on barbed wire. ∎ fig. a deliberately hurtful remark: his barb hurt more than she cared to admit. ∎  a beardlike filament at the mouth of some fish, such as barbel and catfish. 2. a freshwater fish (Barbus and other genera) of the minnow family that typically has barbels around the mouth, popular in aquariums. barb2 • n. a small horse of a hardy breed originally from North Africa.

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1. (in zoology) Any one of the stiff filaments forming a row on each side of the longitudinal shaft of a feather (see illustration). Together the barbs form the expanded part (vane) of the feather. See barbule.

2. (in botany) A hooked hair.

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barb a small horse of a hardy breed originally from North Africa. Recorded from the mid 17th century, the name comes via French from Italian barbero ‘of Barbary’.

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barb recurved process (of arrow). XIV. — (O)F. barbe :- L. barba BEARD.

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barbbarb, carb, garb, hijab, nawab, Punjab, sahib •rhubarb • mihrab

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BARB (bɑːb) British Association of Rose Breeders
• British Audience Research Bureau
• Broadcasters' Audience Research Board

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