barley /ˈbɑːli/


I. noun [ mass noun]

1. a hardy cereal with coarse bristles extending from the ears, cultivated especially for use in brewing and stockfeed.

●Genus Hordeum, family Gramineae.
2. the grain of barley.
– origin Old English bærlic (adjective), from bære, bere ‘barley’ + -lic (see -ly1).

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