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

  Barbet \Bar"bet\, n. [F. barbet, fr. barbe beard, long hair of
     certain animals. See Barb beard.] (Zool.)
     (a) A variety of small dog, having long curly hair.
     (b) A bird of the family Bucconid[ae], allied to the
         Cuckoos, having a large, conical beak swollen at the
         base, and bearded with five bunches of stiff bristles;
         the puff bird. It inhabits tropical America and Africa.
     (c) A larva that feeds on aphids.
         [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: small brightly colored stout-billed tropical bird having
           short weak wings

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