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Barb    [ Botany ]
Adjective:  Barbed

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          The tip of barbed glochid
 
A bard is  very stiff bristle-like spine or hair terminating with pointing retrorse projections like awn, prickle or hooks, usually slanted downward or backward.
 
 

 


(for example the glochids of  Cactaceae.)

 

 

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