Bar"bet (?), n. [F. barbet, fr.barbe beard, long hair of certain animals. See Barb beard.] Zool. (a)

A variety of small dog, having long curly hair.


A bird of the family Bucconidae, allied to the Cuckoos, having a large, conical beak swollen at the base, and bearded with five bunches of stiff bristles; the puff bird. It inhabits tropical America and Africa.


A larva that feeds on aphides.


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