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EnglishEdit

 
A field of barley.

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English barli, barly, from Old English bærlīċ (barley-like, adj.) (later referring to barley itself and grain crops of similar appearance), from bere (barley) (compare Scots bere (six-rowed barley)), from Proto-Germanic *baraz (compare Old Norse barr), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰars- (spike, prickle). Compare Welsh bara (bread), Latin far (spelt), Serbo-Croatian бра̏шно/brȁšno (flour), Albanian bar (grass), Ancient Greek Φήρον (Phḗron, plant deity).

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NounEdit

barley (usually uncountable, plural barleys)

  1. A cereal of the species Hordeum vulgare, or its grains, often used as food or to make beer and other malted drinks.

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ScotsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably a corruption of English parley.

InterjectionEdit

barley

  1. A cry for truce in children's games.