Definition of “barley water” - English Dictionary

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“barley water” in British English

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barley waternoun [ U ]

uk /ˌbɑː.li ˈwɔː.tər/ us /ˌbɑːr.li ˈwɑː.t̬ɚ/

UK a drink made from barley and fruit juice

US old-fashioned a drink made from barley and water boiled together and given to someone who is sick to make them feel better

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