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1. The grain of barley.
2. A unit of measure equal to the length of a grain of barley, or about 1/3 inch (0.85 centimeter).
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1. (Plants) a grain of barley, or barley itself
2. (Units) an obsolete unit of length equal to one third of an inch
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2. a grain of barley.
3. a measure equal to ? of an inch (8.5 mm).
John, John Barleycorn.
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|Noun||1.||barleycorn - a grain of barley|
common barley, Hordeum vulgare - grass yielding grain used for breakfast food and animal feed and in malt beverages
|2.||barleycorn - a grain of barley |
pearl barley - barley ground into small round pellets
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