Barbule Definition

bärbyo͝ol
noun
Any of the threadlike parts fringing each side of the barb of a feather.
Webster's New World
A small barb or pointed projection, especially one of the small projections fringing the edges of the barbs of feathers.
American Heritage Medicine

Any of the secondary barbs that form a fringe of small projections on a feather.

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A small barb or pointed projection, especially one that fringes the edges of the barbs of feathers.
American Heritage Science
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Other Word Forms of Barbule

Noun

Singular:
barbule
Plural:
barbules

Origin of Barbule

  • Latin barbula diminutive of barba beard bhardh-ā- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin barbula (“little beard”).

    From Wiktionary

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