1. small brightly colored stout-billed tropical bird having short weak wings;
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: small brightly colored stout-billed tropical bird having
short weak wings