barley water

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noun

a decoction of barley, used especially in the treatment of diarrhea in infants.

Nearby words

  1. barley coal,
  2. barley sack,
  3. barley sandwich,
  4. barley stripe,
  5. barley sugar,
  6. barley wine,
  7. barley-bree,
  8. barleycorn,
  9. barlow,
  10. barlow's disease

Origin of barley water

First recorded in 1275–1325

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British Dictionary definitions for barley water

barley water

noun

a drink made from an infusion of barley, usually flavoured with lemon or orange
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