Meaning of BARLEY in English

BARLEY

/ ˈbɑːli; NAmE ˈbɑːrli/ noun

[ U ] a plant grown for its grain that is used for making food, beer and whisky ; the grains of this plant

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WORD ORIGIN

Old English bærlic (adjective), from bære , bere barley + -lic (see -ly ).

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