Meaning of barbel

bar•bel

Pronunciation: (bär'bul), [key]
— n.
  1. a slender, external process on the jaw or other part of the head of certain fishes.
  2. any of various cyprinoid fishes of the genus Barbus, esp. B. barbus, of European waters.
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