Definition of Common barley
1. Noun. Grass yielding grain used for breakfast food and animal feed and in malt beverages.
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Literary usage of Common barley
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1. Letters and Papers on Agriculture, Planting, &c., Selected from the (1802)
"... three weeks after the cora came up, the Siberian was of a much deeper green, and had a much broader blade, than the common barley; after that time the ..."
2. Tracts Relative to the Island of St. Helena: Written During a Residence of by Alexander Beatson (1816)
"In short, whether we consider the comparatively small quantity of barley wheat seed required to sow an acre, its more weighty produce than common barley, ..."
3. The Gardener's Magazine and Register of Rural and Domestic Improvement by J C Loudon (1840)
"The flour is whiter and sweeter than common barley flour. 4. ... The malt made from it increases more than from common barley. 8. ..."
4. Origin of Cultivated Plants by Alphonse de Candolle (1885)
"common barley—Hordeum vulgare, Linnaeus. The common barley with four rows of grain is mentioned by Theophrastus,9 but it seems to have been 1 Figari and ..."