barbed

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bɑː(ɹ)bd/
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Adjective[edit]

barbed (comparative more barbed, superlative most barbed)

  1. Having barbs
  2. (heraldry) Bearded (also applied to roses, referring to the leaves between the petals).
  3. (of language, etc.) Deliberately hurtful; biting; caustic.
  4. (of a horse) Accoutered with defensive armor; barded.
    • 1638, Walter Raleigh, The Prerogative of Parliaments
      Your Lordship may remember in your reading, that there were many Earles could bring into the field a thousand Barbed horses

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Verb[edit]

barbed

  1. simple past tense and past participle of barb

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References[edit]

  • The Manual of Heraldry, Fifth Edition, by Anonymous, London, 1862, online at [1]

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