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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Plants, Food, Crops
barleybar‧ley /ˈbɑːli $ ˈbɑːrli/ noun [uncountable]  HBPDFa plant that produces a grain used for making food or alcohol
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barleyAdd barley and simmer for another 30 minutes.Other grains present are rye and barley malt, which also contribute flavour.After a bit they sat up and watched the welcome breeze work like an animal through the silver-green barley.Judy told me she was picking up a load of barley in East Grand Forks.Good quality barley is making £151 a tonne so, not unnaturally, both farmers and merchants are rubbing their hands.Remove barley mixture from heat, and let stand 5 minutes.It is made by taking barley berries and soaking them in water.You know, the skin rubbed off with carrying the barley.
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