Pronunciation: (vī-bris'u), [key]
—pl. -bris•saePronunciation: (-bris'ē). [key]
1. one of the stiff, bristly hairs growing about the mouth of certain animals, as a whisker of a cat.
2. one of the long, slender, bristlelike feathers growing along the side of the mouth in many birds.
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