barley-bree
also barley-broo noun Etymology: barley + Scots bree or broo (bree) Date: 1724 chiefly Scottish whisky; also malt liquor

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  • Barley-bree — Bar ley bree ( br[=e] ), n. [Lit. barley broth. See {Brew}.] Liquor made from barley; strong ale. [Humorous] [Scot.] Burns. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • barley-bree — /bahr lee bree /, n. Chiefly Scot. liquor, malt liquor, or the like, esp. whiskey. [1780 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • barley-broo — noun see barley bree * * * barˈley broo ● barley …   Useful english dictionary

  • barley-broo — noun see barley bree …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • barley broth — noun dialect Britain : barley bree …   Useful english dictionary

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