the plant family Berberidaceae, characterized by shrubs and herbaceous plants having very varied leaves and flowers and fruit in the form of a berry or capsule, and including the barberry, May apple, and Oregon grape.
- Bar billiards
noun (functioning as sing) (Brit) a table game in pubs, etc, in which short cues are used to pocket balls into holes scoring various points and guarded by wooden pegs that incur penalties if they are knocked over
not equipped with a barb: barbless fishhooks. Historical Examples And at the time when the Bard stood up to claim the wife, a strange warrior came into the encampment, holding a barbless spear. Evelyn Innes George Moore The other two Japs have short, stiff poles with a wire attached and the barbless hook at the […]
a steel helmet of the 15th century completely enclosing the head and having a T -shaped face slit: similar in form to the ancient Corinthian bronze helmet. Historical Examples The old voyager barbut says that poultry are not natural to Guinea. The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I. Charles Darwin The barbut […]
an ancient Carthaginian family to which Hamilcar, Hasdrubal, and Hannibal belonged. Cyrenaica. Historical Examples A Barca has arrived from S. Erasmo, the island of the market-gardens. New Italian sketches John Addington Symonds They sailed into the small harbor of Barca at ten in the morning. Creatures of the Abyss Murray Leinster Denham advised him to […]