ETYM Old Eng. berd, AS. beard; akin to Fries. berd, Dutch baard, German bart, Lith. barzda, Old Slav. brada, Pol. broda, Russ. boroda, Latin barba, W. barf. Related to Barb.
1. Hairy growth on or near the face of certain mammals.
2. The hair growing on the lower part of a man's face; SYN. face fungus, whiskers.