barbule

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin barbula (little beard).

Noun[edit]

barbule (plural barbules)

  1. (botany) A small barb or beard.
  2. (ornithology) Any of the secondary barbs that form a fringe of small projections on a feather.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin barbula (little beard).

Noun[edit]

barbule f (plural barbules)

  1. barbule (or any similar form)