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Definition of Beard

  BEARD   noun
The hair that is commonly cut off by those who justly execrate the absurd Chinese custom of shaving the head.

Devil's Dictionarydefinition from:
The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911

Regular definition:
b??d n. & v. --n. 1 hair growing on the chin and lower cheeks of the face. 2 a similar tuft or part on an animal (esp. a goat). 3 the awn of a grass, sheath of barley, etc. --v.tr. oppose openly; defy. °°bearded adj. beardless adj. [OE f. WG]

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