Bar"ley*corn` (?), n. [See Corn.]


A grain or "corn" of barley.


Formerly , a measure of length, equal to the average length of a grain of barley; the third part of an inch.

John Barleycorn, a humorous personification of barley as the source of malt liquor or whisky.


© Webster 1913.

Log in or registerto write something here or to contact authors.