|Simon Le Bon. With a beard. Looking like me. Oh yes he is.|
(Photo by Eva Rinaldi)
Adjective. Rare. M17.
[from Latin barba beard + -AL]
Of or pertaining to the beard.
A year or so ago when I grew a beard, a friend (on seeing it for the first time) remarked that I looked like Simon Le Bon. To be truthful, I don't think she had looked at me very closely, it was probably just an offhand comment, and she would probably have retracted it had she made a closer inspection. Regardless, I mentally pounced on the compliment, and whenever anyone has since said they don't like my barbal efforts, I reply dismissively: "Oh really? Because Jo says it makes me look like Simon Le Bon."