barbeel

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French barbel (hence English; modern barbeau), from Vulgar Latin barbellus, the diminutive of Latin barba 'beard' (after the fish's whiskers), compare German Flußbarbe

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • Hyphenation: bar‧beel

Noun[edit]

barbeel m (plural barbelen, diminutive barbeeltje n)

  1. (zoology) The carp species barbel, Barbus barbus
  2. (zoology) Some unrelated marine basses (perch) of genus Mullus, including the 'bearded' species Mullus barbatus

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