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