barbet definition by Webster's New World
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any of a tropical family (Capitonidae) of brightly colored piciform birds having a large, strong bill with bristles at its base
Origin: French diminutive of barbe, beard
barbet definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Any of various brightly colored tropical birds of the family Capitonidae that have a broad bill with bristles at the base and are related to the toucans.
Origin: Probably from barb1.