Definitions for: Barbet

[n] small brightly colored stout-billed tropical bird having short weak wings

Webster (1913) Definition: Bar"bet, n. [F. barbet, fr. barbe beard, long hair of
certain animals. See Barb beard.] (Zo["o]l.)
(a) A variety of small dog, having long curly hair.
(b) A bird of the family Bucconid[ae], 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.
(c) A larva that feeds on aphides.

See Also: Capitonidae, family Capitonidae, piciform bird

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