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tufted or furnished with hairs; bearded.
Historical Examples

He had experienced much difficulty in fording the barbate, which was swollen by recent rains.
Excursions in the mountains of Ronda and Granada, with characteristic sketches of the inhabitants of southern Spain, v. 2/2 Charles Rochfort Scott

barbate: furnished with barbs; hair with spines or spurs directed backward.
Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology John. B. Smith

(mainly biology) having tufts of long hairs; bearded


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