barkless

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

bark +‎ -less

Adjective[edit]

barkless (not comparable)

  1. Without bark (the tree covering).
  2. (of a dog) That does not bark.
    • 2008 May 11, Maggie Scarf, “The Fog of Love”, New York Times:
      Pearlie has managed to acquire a phone that purrs, but doesn’t ring; she has found a breed of barkless dog; she censors the newspapers by cutting out upsetting articles.