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Borrowed from Old French barbel, from Vulgar Latin *barbellus, from Late Latin barbulus, diminutive of Latin barbus.

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barbel (plural barbels)

  1. A freshwater fish of the genus Barbus or other closely related genera.
  2. (biology) Whisker-like sensory organs, located around the mouth of certain fish, including catfish, carp, goatfish, sturgeon, and some types of shark.
  3. A barb or pap under the tongues of horses and cattle.

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Etymology 1Edit

From barbe + -el, or by analogy from Latin barbula.

NounEdit

barbel m (oblique plural barbeaus or barbeax or barbiaus or barbiax or barbels, nominative singular barbeaus or barbeax or barbiaus or barbiax or barbels, nominative plural barbel)

  1. barb (something which stands out with a sharp point)
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  • French: barbelé

Etymology 2Edit

From Vulgar Latin *barbellus, from Late Latin barbulus, diminutive of Latin barbus (a type of fish).

NounEdit

barbel m (oblique plural barbeaus or barbeax or barbiaus or barbiax or barbels, nominative singular barbeaus or barbeax or barbiaus or barbiax or barbels, nominative plural barbel)

  1. barbel (fish)
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