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bar·ba

(bar'bă), [TA]
1. The beard.
2. A hair of the beard.
Synonym(s): beard [TA]
[L.]

beard

(bîrd)
n.
1. A growth of hair on the chin, cheeks, and throat of a person, especially a man.
2. A tuft or growth of hairs, bristles, or other hairlike threads on a plant or animal.

beard′less adj.

beard

The hair on the face and throat.

beard

1. in goats and dogs, beards are conventional collections of chin hairs; seen only in certain dog breeds such as Afghan hounds and Bearded collies.
2. in turkeys, beards are an agglomeration of modified feathers, or hair/feathers, consisting of individual filaments that arise from individual beard papillae. Called also barba.
References in classic literature ?
The packed benches of students joined in, and every time Challenger's beard opened, before any sound could come forth, there was a yell of "Question
Meanwhile the man with the black beard had recovered and risen, and he and Sir Henry were pump-handling away at each other, apparently without a word to say.
He was clad in a dark suit, and I saw that he had a black beard.
Having been taken prisoner and allowed his beard to grow, he seemed to have thrown off all that had been forced upon him- everything military and alien to himself- and had returned to his former peasant habits.
All," said Unc, again stroking his beard as he gazed from the window.
You must needs shave off that beard of yours, Alexis," he said to his companion.
I just don't drink,' replied Nikita without lifting his eyes but looking askance at his scanty beard and moustache and getting the icicles out of them.
She went on combing and oiling his beard as composedly as ever.
A hand, clutching a water-bottle, became visible and the ginger beard bent downward to fill the bottle.
Yet his wide white beard, cherubic face, and sparkling spectacles, at the numberless dinners and congresses where they appeared, made it hard to believe, somehow, that he had ever been anything so morbid as either a dram-drinker or a Calvinist.
All Turlington could see as he crossed the field of light was, that his hat was pulled over his eyes, and that he had a thick beard and mustache.
On hearing himself addressed as your Excellency, the Director of the Marionette Theater sat up very straight in his chair, stroked his long beard, and becoming suddenly kind and compassionate, smiled proudly as he said to Pinocchio: