- a decoction of barley, used especially in the treatment of diarrhea in infants.
Origin of barley water
Examples from the Web for barley water
Historical Examples of barley water
The women moistened its lips with barley-water, and hushed its fretful whimper.The Manxman
Bianca, from behind, placed a glass of barley-water to his lips.Fraternity
I have frequently combined this with barley-water when first given.
I'll make you some whey or barley-water, or would you like some weak tea better?The Tenants of Malory
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Tom gasped, and hid his pale, thin face in the jug of barley-water.M. or N. "Similia similibus curantur."
- a drink made from an infusion of barley, usually flavoured with lemon or orange