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barber, noun

Forms:
Also baba, barba.
Origin:
South African DutchShow more Adaptation of South African Dutch baber barbel.
Any of several marine and freshwater fishes. 1. Freshwater: a. The Clanwilliam yellowfish (see yellowfish sense b), Barbus capensis. b. The airbreathing catfish Clarias gariepinus of the Clariidae; also called barbel (sense 3). 2. Marine: barbel sense 2.
1848 H.H. Methuen Life in Wilderness 67 (Pettman)A few fish called barbers, of a long and eel-like sort, with whiskers or feelers, were caught in the river.
1989 E. Bursik in Ski-Boat Jan.Feb. 21The comp[etition]..was structured to force anglers to catch as many of the dozens of available species as possible — bream (‘drie kol’), barbers, squeakers and many others.
The Clanwilliam yellowfishyellowfishb, Barbus capensis.
The airbreathing catfish Clarias gariepinus of the Clariidae; also called barbel (sense 3).
barbel2.

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