EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bɑː(ɹ)bd/
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  • Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)bd

AdjectiveEdit

barbed (comparative more barbed, superlative most barbed)

  1. Having barbs
  2. (heraldry) Bearded (also applied to roses, referring to the leaves between the petals).
  3. (of language, etc.) Deliberately hurtful; biting; caustic.
  4. (of a horse) Accoutered with defensive armor; barded.
    • 1638, Walter Raleigh, The Prerogative of Parliaments
      Your Lordship may remember in your reading, that there were many Earles could bring into the field a thousand Barbed horses

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VerbEdit

barbed

  1. simple past tense and past participle of barb

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ReferencesEdit

  • The Manual of Heraldry, Fifth Edition, by Anonymous, London, 1862, online at [1]

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