barleynoun [ U ]uk /ˈbɑː.li/ us /ˈbɑːr.li/
Examples from literature
- If all these vegetables are not available, a little macaroni, rice or barley may be added.
- Plain rice or barley soup may be used in place of potato soup, if preferred.
- The depth of water over the barley in the steep need not exceed two or three inches, but should not be less.
- The flail is not used for threshing rice but is employed for barley.
- Wheat and barley are the principal crops.