Meaning of BARLEY in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈbɑ:lɪ ]

n. 1 any of various hardy awned cereals of the genus Hordeum widely used as food and in malt liquors and spirits such as whisky. 2 the grain produced from this (cf. pearl barley). øbarley sugar an amber-coloured sweet made of boiled sugar, traditionally shaped as a twisted stick. barley water a drink made from water and a boiled barley mixture. [OE bórlic (adj.) f. bóre, bere barley]

English main colloquial, spoken dictionary.      Английский основной разговорный словарь.