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Noun: beard  beerd
  1. The hair growing on the lower part of a man's face
    - face fungus, whiskers
     
  2. A tuft or growth of hairs or bristles on certain plants such as iris or grasses
     
  3. A person who diverts suspicion from someone (especially a woman who accompanies a male homosexual in order to conceal his homosexuality)
     
  4. Hairy growth on or near the face of certain mammals
     
  5. Tuft of strong filaments by which e.g. a mussel makes itself fast to a fixed surface
    - byssus
Verb: beard  beerd
  1. Go along the rim, like a beard around the chin
    "Houses bearded the top of the heights"

Derived forms: bearded, bearding, beards

Type of: facial hair, fiber [US], fibre [Brit, Cdn], fuzz, hair, individual, mortal, person, rim, somebody, someone, soul, tomentum

Part of: adult male body, caprine animal, face, goat, human face, man's body

Encyclopedia: Beard, West Virginia