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bard 1

1. One of an ancient Celtic order of minstrel poets who composed and recited verses celebrating the legendary exploits of chieftains and heroes.
2. A poet, especially a lyric poet.

[Middle English, from Irish and Scottish Gaelic bard and from Welsh bardd; see gwerə- in Indo-European roots.]

bard′ic adj.

bard 2

also barde  (bärd)
A piece of armor used to protect or ornament a horse.
tr.v. bard·ed, bard·ing, bards
1. To equip (a horse) with bards.
2. To cover (meat) in thin pieces of bacon or fat to preserve moisture during cooking.

[Middle English barde, from Old French, from Old Italian barda, from Arabic barda'a, packsaddle, from Persian pardah; see purdah.]
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Adj.1.bardic - being a bard or relating to a bard's poetrybardic - being a bard or relating to a bard's poetry; "bardic poetry"


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