Barbule : Definition


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Definitions of Barbule

Pronunciation : Bar"bule
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [L. barbula, fr. barba beard.]
Definition : 1. A very minute barb or beard. Booth.

2. (Zoöl.)

Defn: One of the processes along the edges of the barbs of a feather, by which adjacent barbs interlock. See Feather.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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