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barley water

(Cookery) a drink made from an infusion of barley, usually flavoured with lemon or orange

bar′ley wa`ter

water in which barley has been boiled, used as a home remedy to soothe and nourish someone who is ill.

Barley water

A nourishing drink made by boiling barley in water and adding sugar.
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Noun1.barley water - used to feed infants
broth - a thin soup of meat or fish or vegetable stock

barley water

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The two doctors were for keeping him on gruel, lemonade, barley-water, and so on.