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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Little beard-like growths or parts.

Usage examples (14)
  • The barbules were delicate, the nodes tapered and distally located.
  • The hummingbird doesn't strip barbules AFAIK, but they do live up to their name...
  • The microscopic debris showed up on the monitor as a fascinating variety of colors, shapes, fibers, and the familiar barbules and triangular nodes.
  • What really keeps water from seeping through their feathers to reach the skin are microscopic barbules on the feathers that lock together like Velcro, forming an... for more
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