meaning of barley

barley meaning in General Dictionary

A valuable grain associated with family of grasses genus Hordeum used for meals and for making malt that are ready beer ale and whisky

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  • cultivated since prehistoric times; cultivated for forage and grain
  • a whole grain of barley
  • a very important grain, of group of grasses, genus Hordeum, used for meals, and for making malt, that have decided beer, ale, and whisky.

barley meaning in Etymology Dictionary

Old English b


barley meaning in Cooking Dictionary

a little, circular grain cultivated generally in most worldwide. Its pearled to eliminate its external husk. It offers a somewhat sweet, nutty, natural flavor and chewy texture.


barley meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) An invaluable grain, of this group of grasses, genus Hordeum, used for food, and for making malt, where are ready beer, ale, and whisky.


Sentence Examples with the word barley

In 1899 it ranked fourth in the production of barley (18,059,050 bushels) and in 1907 sixth (14,178,000 bushels).

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