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 for barbellate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Barbellate \Bar"bel*late\ (b[aum]r"b[e^]l*l[asl]t), a. [See 1st
     Barb.] (Bot.)
     Having short, stiff hairs, often barbed at the point. --Gray.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  barbellate
      adj 1: having or covered with protective barbs or quills or
             spines or thorns or setae etc.; "a horse with a short
             bristly mane"; "bristly shrubs"; "burred fruits";
             "setaceous whiskers" [syn: barbed, barbellate,
             briary, briery, bristled, bristly, burred,
             burry, prickly, setose, setaceous, spiny,
             thorny]

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