Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Barbed, a term in Heraldry, which, besides being applied to a particular and peculiarly-shaped cross, and occasionally in conjunction with the word crested (barbed and crested) to signify that the comb and wattles of a cock are of a different tincture from its body, is most generally used to describe the head of an arrow (in a like case), or to denote the green leaves upon the outside of the full-blown heraldic rose, which is usually blazoned, a rose gules, barbed and seeded, ppr.