Meaning of BARLEY in English

BARLEY

bar ‧ ley /ˈbɑːli $ ˈbɑːrli/ BrE AmE noun [uncountable]

[ Date: 1100-1200 ; Language: Old English ; Origin: bærlic 'of barley' , from bære , bere 'barley' ]

a plant that produces a grain used for making food or alcohol

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