barleycorn barleycorn

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a grain of barley
  2. (n) a grain of barley

Usage(s):

  • He opens a filthy leather pouch of roasted barleycorn flour, or tsampa.

News

  • Schaumburg’s John Barleycorn ceasing daily operations, will focus on special events

    Schaumburg's John Barleycorn restaurant is ceasing its day-to-day operations, but will remain open exclusively as a venue for private parties and special events, its owner announced today. The changes, which went into effect immediately Tuesday, are the result of the uncertain and sluggish economic recovery and the high unemployment rate in Illinois, according to owner Sam Sanchez.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Daily Herald

Quotes

  • "John Barleycorn was general-in-chief. Our generals, and colonels, and captains, had kissed John a little too often. They couldn't see straight. It was said to be buckeye whisky. They couldn't tell our own men from Yankees. The private could, but he...
    on Mar 4, 2007 By: Sam Watkins Source: Murfreesboro Post

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subordinate subordinate
/sə ˈbɔr də ˌneɪt /