What does the word barley mean?

Usage examples for barley

  1. This is also the proper month for putting Cape barley in the ground, for green food for horses, cattle, etc. – The Present Picture of New South Wales (1811) by David Dickinson Mann
  2. 16, in a Glass of Almond Milk or Barley Water. – Advice to the people in general, with regard to their health by Samuel Auguste David Tissot
  3. The crops are harvested with a sickle, and you may wake up some morning to see the field opposite your house invaded by some twenty to thirty reapers, men and women, boys and girls, patiently sawing their way through the wheat or barley, or whatever it is. – Spanish Life in Town and Country by L. Higgin and Eugène E. Street