Re: so Roddenberry could talk Miss India into shaving her hair
Well, in the past "beard" usually meant the "hair that grows on a man's face often" but not necessarily "excluding the mustache" (Merriam Webster), and whisker meant a hair of the beard, ergo whisker=facial hair.
"Castro has a beard. Rasputin had a beard. Gabby Hayes had whiskers
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