Barleycorn

Definition of Barleycorn

Bar´ley`corn`
n.1.A grain or "corn" of barley.
2.Formerly , a measure of length, equal to the average length of a grain of barley; the third part of an inch.
John Barleycorn
a humorous personification of barley as the source of malt liquor or whisky.

Related Words

caryopsis, common barley, grain, Hordeum vulgare
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