Definitions for barleyˈbɑr li

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. barley, barleycorn(noun)

    a grain of barley

  2. barley(noun)

    cultivated since prehistoric times; grown for forage and grain


  1. barley(Noun)

    A strong cereal of the genus Hordeum, or its grains, often used as food or to make malted drinks.

  2. Origin: barli, barly, from (adj.) bærlic, from bere (confer Scots bere ‘six-rowed barley’), from baraz (confer Old Norse barr), from bʰars- ‘spike, prickle’ (confer Welsh bara ‘bread’, Latin far ‘spelt’, Serbo-Croatian брашно/brašno ‘flour’, Albanian bar ‘grass’, Ancient Greek Φήρον).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Barley(noun)

    a valuable grain, of the family of grasses, genus Hordeum, used for food, and for making malt, from which are prepared beer, ale, and whisky


  1. Barley

    Barley, a member of the grass family, is a major cereal grain. Important uses include use as animal fodder, as a source of fermentable material for beer and certain distilled beverages, and as a component of various health foods. It is used in soups and stews, and in barley bread of various cultures. Barley grains are commonly made into malt in a traditional and ancient method of preparation. In a 2007 ranking of cereal crops in the world, barley was fourth both in terms of quantity produced and in area of cultivation.

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  1. bleary

  2. barely

  3. bearly

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