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barley

noun [U] uk   /ˈbɑː.li/  us   /ˈbɑːr-/
a tall plant like grass with long, straight hairs growing from the head of each stem, or the grain from this plant, used for food and for making beer and whisky
Translations of “barley”
in Arabic شَعير…
in Korean 보리…
in Malaysian barli…
in French orge…
in Turkish arpa…
in Italian orzo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 大麥…
in Russian ячмень…
in Polish jęczmień…
in Vietnamese lúa mạch…
in Spanish cebada…
in Portuguese cevada…
in Thai ข้าวบาร์เลย์…
in German die Gerste…
in Catalan ordi…
in Japanese 大麦…
in Indonesian sebangsa gandum…
in Chinese (Simplified) 大麦…
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