Meaning of BARLEY in English


noun Etymology: Middle English barly, from Old English bærlic of ~; akin to Old English bere ~, Latin far spelt Date: before 12th century a cereal grass (genus Hordeum and especially H. vulgare ) having the flowers in dense spikes with long awns and three spikelets at each joint of the rachis

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