Barbel

Bar"bel

(br"bl), n.[OF. barbel, F. barbeau, dim. of L. barbus barbel, fr. barba beard. See 1st Barb.]
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1. (Zol.) A slender tactile organ on the lips of certain fishes.
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2. (Zol.) A large fresh-water fish (Barbus vulgaris) found in many European rivers. Its upper jaw is furnished with four barbels.
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3. pl. Barbs or paps under the tongues of horses and cattle. See 1st Barb, 3.
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