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Barleycorn, John

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishBarleycorn, JohnJohn BarleycornBarleycorn, John   John BarleycornJohn BarleycornJohn Bar‧ley‧corn /ˌdʒɒn ˈbɑːlikɔːn $ ˌdʒɑːn ˈbɑːrlikɔːrn/ noun [uncountable] lit, old-fash  the personification (=the representation of a thing as a person, in literature or art) of alcoholic drink, especially strong drinks such as whisky
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