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Definitions for barleycorn
ˈbɑr liˌkɔrnbar·l·ey·corn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. barleycorn(noun)

    a grain of barley

  2. barley, barleycorn(noun)

    a grain of barley


  1. barleycorn(Noun)

    A grain of barley.

  2. barleycorn(Noun)

    The length of such a grain; a unit of length of approximately one third (or sometimes one quarter) of an inch or eight millimetres, still used as a basis for shoe sizes

  3. barleycorn(Noun)

    A small groove between two mouldings.

  4. Origin: barley + corn

Webster Dictionary

  1. Barleycorn(noun)

    a grain or "corn" of barley

  2. Barleycorn(noun)

    formerly , a measure of length, equal to the average length of a grain of barley; the third part of an inch

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of barleycorn in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of barleycorn in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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