barbellate


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bar·bel·late

 (bär′bə-lāt′, bär-bĕl′ĭt, -āt′)
adj.
Botany Finely or minutely barbed: barbellate stems.

[From New Latin barbella, diminutive of Latin barba, beard; see bhardh-ā- in Indo-European roots.]

barbellate

(ˈbɑːbɪˌleɪt; bɑːˈbɛlɪt; -eɪt)
adj
1. (Botany) (of plants or plant organs) covered with barbs, hooks, or bristles
2. (Zoology) (of animals) possessing bristles or barbels
[C19: from New Latin barbellātus, from barbella short stiff hair, from Latin barbula a little beard, from barba beard]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.barbellate - having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.barbellate - having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.; "a horse with a short bristly mane"; "bristly shrubs"; "burred fruits"; "setaceous whiskers"
armed - (used of plants and animals) furnished with bristles and thorns
References in periodicals archive ?
Herbs (except Chaetanthera glandulosa); pappus bristles simple, scabrid to barbellate Chaetanthera 28b.
Cypselae densely long-villose; pappus of scabrid to barbellate bristles, the innermost flat, longer, and wider than the others and barbellate at the apex.
Cypselae rostrate at the apex, pubescent; pappus with barbellate, capillary bristles.