Meaning of “barley sugar” in the English Dictionary


"barley sugar" in English

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barley sugarnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˌbɑː.li ˈʃʊɡ.ər/ us /ˌbɑː ˈʃʊɡ.ɚ/ UK

Examples from literature

  • I gave the child a little barley sugar. 
  • Taking out a lump of barley sugar candy he had brought for her he laid it down beside her and hurried away. 
  • Then the children saw with surprise that the strange little house was built entirely of bread, roofed with cakes, and with windows of barley sugar. 

(Definition of “barley sugar” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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