Barley water

Barley water
Barley Bar"ley, n. [OE. barli, barlich, AS. b[ae]rlic; bere barley + l[=i]c (which is prob. the same as E. like, adj., or perh. a form of AS. le[=a]c leek). AS. bere is akin to Icel, barr barley, Goth. barizeins made of barley, L. far spelt; cf. W. barlys barley, bara bread. ?92. Cf. {Farina}, 6th {Bear}.] (Bot.) A valuable grain, of the family of grasses, genus {Hordeum}, used for food, and for making malt, from which are prepared beer, ale, and whisky. [1913 Webster]

{Barley bird} (Zo["o]l.), the siskin.

{Barley sugar}, sugar boiled till it is brittle (formerly with a decoction of barley) and candied.

{Barley water}, a decoction of barley, used in medicine, as a nutritive and demulcent. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Barley water — usually flavoured with lemon or other fruit, is a popular British soft drink. It can be made by boiling washed pearl barley, straining, then pouring the hot water over the rind and/or pulp of the fruit, and adding fruit juice and sugar to taste …   Wikipedia

  • barley water — barley .water n [U] BrE a drink made from barley boiled with water, with the flavour of lemon or orange …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • barley water — n. Chiefly Brit. a nourishing drink, given esp. to children and sick persons, made by boiling barley in water, then straining and cooling the liquid …   English World dictionary

  • barley water — noun used to feed infants • Hypernyms: ↑broth * * * ˈbarley water [barley water] noun uncountable (BrE …   Useful english dictionary

  • barley water — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms barley water : singular barley water plural barley waters a drink made from lemons or oranges and barley …   English dictionary

  • barley water — N UNCOUNT Barley water is a drink made from barley. It is sometimes flavoured with orange or lemon …   English dictionary

  • barley water — noun A soft drink made by boiling pearl barley with water, and adding flavouring and sugar …   Wiktionary

  • barley water — noun Brit. a drink made from water and a boiled barley mixture …   English new terms dictionary

  • barley water — bar′ley wa ter n. pha water in which barley has been boiled, used as a home remedy to soothe and nourish someone who is ill • Etymology: 1275–1325 …   From formal English to slang

  • barley water — /ˈbali wɔtə/ (say bahlee wawtuh) noun a drink made from pearl barley, sugar, lemon rind and water, strained and served cold …   Australian English dictionary

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