(US & Canadian, informal) a drink of beer, esp at lunch time
- Barley stripe
a disease of barley, characterized by blighted heads and chlorotic, brown, or frayed stripes on the leaves, caused by a fungus, Helminthosporium gramineum.
- Barley water
a decoction of barley, used especially in the treatment of diarrhea in infants. Historical Examples Some children take more kindly to barley water than plain water at a very early age. The Eugenic Marriage, Vol 2 (of 4) W. Grant Hague To-night, as usual, they repaired to the sanctum, and drank their barley water. The […]
- Barley wine
noun (Brit) an exceptionally strong beer
a large pocketknife with one blade. Joel, 1754–1812, U.S. poet and diplomat. Contemporary Examples barlow was strangely evasive with the police, refusing to confirm he was the person who called Atkinson, yet he obviously was. The Assemblyman Has a Gun: The Steven Brooks Saga Jon Ralston January 23, 2013 barlow used his laptop to record […]