Definition of the Barbarians from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the Barbarians

 
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(also informal the Baa-baas)
 
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a Rugby Union team founded in 1890 and based in Britain. It is formed from many of the best players from various countries, who are invited to play for it. It has no ground of its own but plays against English and Welsh clubs as well as games against foreign teams visiting Britain.