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barley sugar
barley water
barley wine
pearl barley
▪ There it is added to the fuel in the kilns where the malted barley is dried.
▪ For dark beers such as stout, the malted barley is roasted until it is dark brown, almost black.
▪ You had to throw the malted barley up against the screen.
▪ Then a wort, or tea, is made by cooking the malted barley in boiling water.
▪ Dad got me to read aloud to him and then offered me a barley sugar.
▪ He smelt of outdoors and of secret barley sugar.
▪ The assistants know what they are doing, and never try to sell you barley sugar on the way out.
▪ The castle looks as if it is twirled out of barley sugar.
▪ A fine oak staircase with barley sugar bannisters leads out of the stone flagged hall and the south-east facing sitting-room is panelled.
▪ The meal then followed and all had their fill of sausage rolls and crisps, washed down with delicious barley water.
▪ It was as if he had returned to the pavilion to celebrate with lemon barley water after a half-century.
▪ Although some winter barley growers jumped he gun last week, little was cut as crops were not fit.
▪ John Sluggett, who farms near Probus, mid-Cornwall, says he will be at least a week before starting on winter barley.
▪ A little further south, early winter-drilled wheats looks good, but later-drilled crops extremely patchy and winter barley showing signs of disease.
▪ Erdinger contracts with local farmers to grow some of its barley and all of its wheat, and provides them with seed.
▪ Add barley and simmer for another 30 minutes.
▪ After a bit they sat up and watched the welcome breeze work like an animal through the silver-green barley.
▪ Good quality barley is making £151 a tonne so, not unnaturally, both farmers and merchants are rubbing their hands.
▪ It is made by taking barley berries and soaking them in water.
▪ Judy told me she was picking up a load of barley in East Grand Forks.
▪ Other grains present are rye and barley malt, which also contribute flavour.
▪ Remove barley mixture from heat, and let stand 5 minutes.
▪ You know, the skin rubbed off with carrying the barley.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Barley \Bar"ley\, n. [OE. barli, barlich, AS. b[ae]rlic; bere barley + l[=i]c (which is prob. the same as E. like, adj., or perh. a form of AS. le[=a]c leek). AS. bere is akin to Icel, barr barley, Goth. barizeins made of barley, L. far spelt; cf. W. barlys barley, bara bread. ?92. Cf. Farina, 6th Bear.] (Bot.) 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.

Barley bird (Zo["o]l.), the siskin.

Barley sugar, sugar boiled till it is brittle (formerly with a decoction of barley) and candied.

Barley water, a decoction of barley, used in medicine, as a nutritive and demulcent.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English bærlic, originally an adjective, "of barley," from bere "barley" (from Proto-Germanic *bariz, *baraz) + -lic "body, like." First element is related to Old Norse barr "barley," and cognate with Latin far (genitive farris) "coarse grain, meal;" probably from PIE *bhars- "bristle, point, projection" (see bristle (n.)).


n. A cereal of the species ''Hordeum vulgare'', or its grains, often used as food or to make beer and other malted drinks.

  1. n. a grain of barley [syn: barleycorn]

  2. cultivated since prehistoric times; grown for forage and grain

Barley (disambiguation)

Barley is a cereal crop.

Barley may also refer to:

  • Barley (surname)
  • Barley, Hertfordshire, England
  • Barley, Lancashire, England
  • Barley, a truce term used in Scotland and parts of England and Wales

Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.), a member of the grass family, is a major cereal grain grown in temperate climates globally. It was one of the first cultivated grains, particularly in Eurasia as early as 13,000 years ago. Barley has also been used 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 (136 million tons) and in area of cultivation .

Barley (surname)

Barley is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Bryan Barley (born 1960), English rugby union player
  • Henry Barley (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Jack Barley (1887–1956), English cricketer
  • John E. Barley (born 1945), American politician
  • Les Barley (born 1967), American football player
  • M. W. Barley (1909–1991), English historian and archaeologist
  • Nigel Barley (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Stephen R. Barley (born 1953), American organizational theorist
  • William Barley (died 1614), English bookseller and publisher

Usage examples of "barley".

The practice of yearly rotating crops from wheat to turnips to barley to clover and grass would seem to make sound economic as well as agronomic sense, which was undoubtedly why the previous Earl of Blackthorn had not deviated from the use of it.

I drink lukewarm barley tea, and every three or four hours I take one of the antipyretics I cadged from the nurse.

But the flavour of whiskey, which is made from barley and oats, is owing to the malted grain being dried with peat, the smoke of which gives it the characteristic taste.

It has been contended, and apparently with much reason, that if the use of substitutes were prohibited this would not lead to an increased use of domestic barley, inasmuch as the supply of home barley suitable for malting purposes is of a limited nature.

One of the aims of the maltster is, therefore, to break down the protein substances present in barley to such a degree that the wort has a maximum nutritive value for the yeast.

The first Henry Adams and several of his descendants were maltsters, makers of malt from barley for use in baking or brewing beer, a trade carried over from England.

The maltsters would not pay as much for it as for spring barley, and as the midge troubles us less, our farmers are raising winter wheat again.

And the maltsters find it almost impossible to get six-rowed barley weighing 48 lbs.

It is, at any rate, reasonable to suppose that, as Indian corn belongs to the same botanical order as wheat, barley, oats, rye, timothy, and other grasses, the general manurial requirements would be the same.

She had last seen Melia three months ago, when Tom had taken her with him to deliver their small harvest of maize and barley to the main government store, and the time had been all too short-much of it spent, of necessity, in loading the seed and tools they were to take back with them.

This being the end of summer but not yet harvest time, the pantry shelves were nowhere near the height of what I hoped would be their autumn bounty, but still there were cheeses on the shelf, a huge stoneware crock of salted fish on the floor, and sacks of flour, corn, rice, beans, barley, and oatmeal.

French fashion, a salad of watercress and violets, a rabbit stewed in herbs, a roast pheasant with artichoke dressing, boiled lupins, a gammon of bacon in pastry, a Turkish dish of meat, buttered peasecods, French bread and sourdough barley bread, a Rhine wine, Italian cream, a parmesan savory and figs.

Ingrith watched closely as Arva ground grainrye, barley, and even peason the large round stone known as a quern.

Choose barley, bran, brown rice, bulgur, couscous, millet, oats, polenta, or quinoa as a cooked cereal or grain with your dinner.

Whole grains, including cooked cereals and breads made from barley, oats, buckwheat, rice, rye, quinoa, spelt, wheat, and corn.