Associations to the word «Barley»


BARLEY, noun. A cereal of the species Hordeum vulgare, or its grains, often used as food or to make beer and other malted drinks.
BARLEY ITCH, noun. Grain itch
BARLEY SUGAR, noun. A traditional British boiled sweet, yellow or orange in colour, with an extract of barley added as flavouring.
BARLEY SUGAR, adjective. Alternative form of barley-sugar
BARLEY WATER, noun. (British) A soft drink made by boiling pearl barley with water, and adding flavouring and sugar
BARLEY WATER, noun. (medicine) (archaic) A decoction of barley used as a nutritive and demulcent.
BARLEY WINE, noun. A kind of strong ale originating in England.

Dictionary definition

BARLEY, noun. A grain of barley.
BARLEY, noun. Cultivated since prehistoric times; grown for forage and grain.

Wise words

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