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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 bar·ley /ˈbɑrli/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 bar·ley /ˈbɑrlɪ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bar·ley n.  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.
 Barley bird Zool., 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a grain of barley [syn: barleycorn]
      2: cultivated since prehistoric times; grown for forage and

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    a grain much cultivated in Egypt (Ex. 9:31) and in Palestine
    (Lev. 27:16; Deut. 8:8). It was usually the food of horses (1
    Kings 4:28). Barley bread was used by the poorer people (Judg.
    7:13; 2 Kings 4:42). Barley of the first crop was ready for the
    harvest by the time of the Passover, in the middle of April
    (Ruth 1:22; 2 Sam. 21:9). Mention is made of barley-meal (Num.
    5:15). Our Lord fed five thousand with "five barley loaves and
    two small fishes" (John 6:9).