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barley

a grain used as food and in making beer, ale, and whiskey
Not to be confused with:
barely – hardly; only just; almost not: She barely made it to work on time.; scantily: She’s barely clothed.; sparsely

bar·ley

 (bär′lē)
n.
1. A grass in the genus Hordeum native to temperate regions, having flowers in terminal, often long-awned spikes and widely cultivated for its grain.
2. The grain of H. vulgare or its varieties, used in malt production and as food for livestock and humans.

[Middle English barli, from Old English bærlic; see bhares- in Indo-European roots.]

barley

(ˈbɑːlɪ)
n
1. (Plants) any of various erect annual temperate grasses of the genus Hordeum, esp H. vulgare, that have short leaves and dense bristly flower spikes and are widely cultivated for grain and forage
2. (Plants) the grain of any of these grasses, used in making beer and whisky and for soups, puddings, etc. See also pearl barley
[Old English bærlīc (adj); related to bere barley, Old Norse barr barley, Gothic barizeins of barley, Latin farīna flour]

barley

(ˈbɑːlɪ)
sentence substitute
(Games, other than specified) dialect a cry for truce or respite from the rules of a game
[C18: probably changed from parley]

bar•ley

(ˈbɑr li)

n.
1. a widely distributed cereal plant belonging to the genus Hordeum, of the grass family, having awned flowers that grow in tightly bunched spikes, with three small additional spikes at each node.
2. the grain of this plant, used as food and in making beer, ale, and whiskey.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English bærlīc (adj.)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.barley - a grain of barleybarley - a grain of barley      
food grain, grain, cereal - foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses
pearl barley - barley ground into small round pellets
common barley, Hordeum vulgare - grass yielding grain used for breakfast food and animal feed and in malt beverages
2.barley - cultivated since prehistoric timesbarley - cultivated since prehistoric times; grown for forage and grain
genus Hordeum, Hordeum - annual to perennial grasses of temperate northern hemisphere and South America: barley
common barley, Hordeum vulgare - grass yielding grain used for breakfast food and animal feed and in malt beverages
barley grass, Hordeum murinum, wall barley - European annual grass often found as a weed in waste ground especially along roadsides and hedgerows
foxtail barley, Hordeum jubatum, squirreltail barley, squirreltail grass - barley grown for its highly ornamental flower heads with delicate long silky awns; North America and northeastern Asia
Hordeum pusillum, little barley - annual barley native to western North America and widespread in southern United States and tropical America
cereal, cereal grass - grass whose starchy grains are used as food: wheat; rice; rye; oats; maize; buckwheat; millet
Translations
بِالكاد، بِالجُهْد، بِشقِّ النَّفْسشَعِير
ječmen
byg
hordeo
oder
ohra
ječam
árpa
bygg
大麦
보리
ledinukasmiežiai
mieži
orz
ječmen
korn
ข้าวบาร์เลย์
lúa mạch

barley

[ˈbɑːlɪ]
A. Ncebada f
B. CPD barley sugar Nazúcar m cande
barley water N (esp Brit) → hordiate m

barley

[ˈbɑːrli] norge fbarley sugar nsucre m d'orgebarley water nsirop m d'orgeat

barley

nGerste f

barley

:
barleycorn
nGerstenkorn nt ? John
barley sugar
nGersten- or Malzzucker m; (sweet) hartes Zuckerbonbon
barley water
n Art Gerstenextrakt; lemon/orange barleykonzentriertes Zitronen-/Orangegetränk
barley wine
n (Brit) Art Starkbier

barley

[ˈbɑːlɪ] norzo

barley

(ˈbaːli) noun
a type of grain used for food and for making beer and whisky. The farmer has harvested his barley.
barley sugar
a kind of hard sweet made by melting and cooling sugar.

barley

شَعِير ječmen byg Gerste κριθάρι cebada ohra orge ječam orzo 大麦 보리 gerst bygg jęczmień cevada ячмень korn ข้าวบาร์เลย์ arpa lúa mạch 大麦

bar·ley

n. cebada.
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Dairy replacements are reared as required and the remainder of the herd are put to British Blue or Aberdeen Angus bulls and the progeny kept on for finishing as barley beef.
Mr Robson, 45, was born in Cheshire, where his parents ran a dairy unit, but most of his life has been spent in Cumbria after the family moved north to farm barley beef and cereals at Middle Foulshaw, Levens, near Kendal.