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 Mission Of Mr. Eustace Greyne Robert Hichens

All the milk given must be boiled, and if that does not agree, eggs made into an emulsion with barley water may be substituted.
Special Report on Diseases of Cattle U.S. Department of Agriculture

And she had just thirstily drained a huge glass of barley water.
The Law-Breakers Ridgwell Cullum

barley water and lime water in small amounts are also useful for assisting mechanically in the digestion of milk.
Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value Harry Snyder

Water, barley water, and lime water were recommended as drinks.
The Legacy of Greece Various

As a drink lemonade is excellent, with a little cream of tartar, or tamarind tea, or barley water sweetened with honey.
The Matron’s Manual of Midwifery, and the Diseases of Women During Pregnancy and in Childbed Frederick Hollick

The cough must be allayed by the administration of small doses of morphia in gum water or barley water.
Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume I Arnold Cooley

When barley water is being used for curative purposes it should be strong.
Food Remedies Florence Daniel

He motioned to the nurse, who gave him a glass of barley water.
The Revellers Louis Tracy

noun
a drink made from an infusion of barley, usually flavoured with lemon or orange

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