Adjective "barley" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A hardy cereal with coarse bristles extending from the ears, cultivated especially for use in brewing and stockfeed.
  1. 'Now the main income is generated by a simplified system of wheat, barley, oilseed rape and sugar beet.'
  2. 'Villagers engage in animal husbandry and cultivate wheat, barley, and sugar beets.'
  3. 'There are some crops not cut, a lot of barley, some oats and one of two pieces of wheat are still out.'
  4. 'Food was seen as a sun-product, of which the cereals wheat and barley were the sacred, life-giving staples.'
  5. 'Seeds of wheat and barley were also found, providing evidence of crop cultivation.'
  6. 'For example, wolves were bred into dogs, and wild grasses were bred into wheat, rye, oats and barley.'
  7. 'Villagers cultivate maize, wheat and barley on verdant hillside terraces buttressed by stone escarpments.'
  8. '‘Winter barleys are in the ground in time to take advantage of moisture from fall rains, winter snowpack, and early spring rainstorms,’ he explains.'
  9. 'Large amounts of maize, sugar beet and barley will fail unless there is a dramatic change in the weather.'
  10. 'Farmers may be forced to change from barley and wheat to maize as warming continues.'
  11. 'Put the oil in a large, heavy saucepan with the onion, leek, garlic and barley.'
  12. 'In Korea, while rice is the staple grain, barley is consumed in between the rice production seasons.'
  13. 'We take our water and mix it with malted barley or grain to make a drink called whisky.'
  14. 'One can substitute or mix different grains such as barley for arthritis and cancer.'
  15. 'Beer is produced by fermenting water in which malted barley has been steeped.'
  16. 'Gaettok is a pie-shaped cake made of the hulls of grain, such as rice, barley and millet.'
  17. 'Roasty aromas come from roasted grains, such as the unmalted barley used in an Irish stout.'
  18. 'High producing dairy herds are feeding equal parts maize meal, barley and wheat.'
  19. 'Beer can range from light ales to dark stouts depending on the proportions of malt and barley.'
  20. 'The actual grains of barley floated level with the brim, and reeds of various lengths but without nodes were in the bowls.'

More definitions

1. a widely distributed cereal plant belonging to the genus Hordeum, of the grass family, having awned flowers that grow in tightly bunched spikes, with three small additional spikes at each node.

2. the grain of this plant, used as food and in making beer, ale, and whiskey.

More examples(as adjective)

"volumes can be barley."

"stills can be barley."

"lows can be barley."

"losses can be barley."


(barley)Old English bærlic (adjective), from bære, bere ‘barley’ + -lic (see -ly).