Bardet-Biedl syndrome Bar·det-Biedl syndrome (bär-dā’bēd’l)
An inherited disorder characterized by mental retardation, pigmentary retinopathy, polydactyly, obesity, and hypogenitalism.
(formerly) a person who composed and recited epic or heroic poems, often while playing the harp, lyre, or the like. one of an ancient Celtic order of composers and reciters of poetry. any poet. the bard, William Shakespeare. Historical Examples Laying aside these bardic properties, there really is little in the song that can be […]
bold; audacious; defiant. a beetle larva of Australia, Bardistus cibarius, that bores into plants and is used as food by Aborigines. Historical Examples In one of the apartments of the castle, the eldest bardy and his son were engaged in earnest conversation. Hungarian Sketches in Peace and War Mr Jkai They were all members of […]
noun an edible white wood-boring grub of Australia (Austral, slang) starve the bardies!, an exclamation of surprise or protest Historical Examples bardie dropped her eyes under my beard, and Bunny crept closer behind my leg. The Maid of Sker Richard Doddridge Blackmore Now, being sure of my boat, I began to think what to do […]
bard2 (def 1). bard2 (def 3). Armor. any of various pieces of defensive armor for a horse. Cookery. a thin slice of fat or bacon secured to a roast of meat or poultry to prevent its drying out while cooking. Armor. to caparison with bards. Cookery. to secure thin slices of fat or bacon to […]