Meaning of BARLEY in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈbär-lē ]


Etymology: Middle English barly, from Old English bærlic of barley; akin to Old English bere barley, 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 ; also : its seed used especially in malt beverages, breakfast foods, and stock feeds

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