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bar·bel·late(bär′bə-lāt′, bär-bĕl′ĭt, -āt′)
Botany Finely or minutely barbed: barbellate stems.
barbellate(ˈbɑːbɪˌleɪt; bɑːˈbɛlɪt; -eɪt)
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]
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|Adj.||1.||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