Definición de barbel en inglés:


Silabificación: bar·bel
Pronunciación: /ˈbärbəl


  • 1A fleshy filament growing from the mouth or snout of a fish.
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    • Sturgeon species are noted by a spindle-shaped body with five rows of bony scutes and a long snout with sensory barbels.
    • White Sturgeon have been described as opportunistic feeders, feeding on the bottom with their long snouts and using their barbels to detect food.
    • The epaulette shark's slender body is slightly flattened with a rounded snout, two short nasal barbels, and large spiracles.
  • 2A large European freshwater fish of the minnow family that has fleshy filaments hanging from its mouth. It lives in running water.
    • Barbus barbus, family Cyprinidae
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    • He pole-fished pellet to the trees for a mixed bag of carp, ide, barbel and chub.
    • In winter it was fantastic fishing roach, chub, silver bream and slabs with the odd barbel and carp.
    • The survey teams have been collecting data on the numbers of grayling, dace, barbel, chub, roach and pike in North Yorkshire.
  • 3 [with modifier] A marine or freshwater African fish with barbels around the mouth.
    • Species in several families, including Tachysurus feliceps (family Aniidae), of southern African coasts and estuaries, whose toxin-coated spines can inflict a dangerous wound
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    • I have also witnessed an angler with a double figure barbel in his keepnet which was being transported along the bank so his son could take a picture.
    • An early season barbel could well be on the menu if the colour that is present lingers for another day.
    • And John Burrett's catch of big chub with three fish for over fifteen pounds: he also caught barbel recording seventy six in just one week.


late Middle English (sense 2): via Old French from late Latin barbellus, diminutive of barbus 'barbel', from barba 'beard'.

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