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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
Having short, stiff hairs, often barbed at the point. --Gray.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
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,
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