Definition of Barley water

1. Noun. Used to feed infants.

Generic synonyms: Broth



Definition of Barley water

1. Noun. (British) A soft drink made by boiling pearl barley with water, and adding flavouring and sugar ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Barley Water

barklike
barkometer
barkometers
barks
barky
barleduc
barleducs
barless
barley
barley-sugar
barley-water
barley candy
barley sugar
barley water (current term)
barleycorn
barleycorns
barleylike
barleymeal
barleys
barlike
barlow
barlows
barm
barmaid
barmaids
barman
barmaster
barmasters

Literary usage of Barley water

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1. Obstetrics for nurses by Joseph Bolivar De Lee (1917)
"Barley-water.—Wash 2 ounces (wineglassful) of pearl barley with cold water. Boil five minutes in fresh water. Decant water. Pour on 2 quarts of boiling ..."

2. The Care and Feeding of Children: A Catechism for the Use of Mothers and by Luther Emmett Holt (1914)
"Either barley water or barley jelly may be made from the grains. For barley water, use one heaping tablespoonful of pearl barley which has been soaked four ..."

3. A Treatise on Food and Diet: With Observations on the Dietetical Regimen by Jonathan Pereira (1843)
"barley water is a light, mild, emollient demulcent liquid, which is slightly nutritive, and very easy of digestion. It forms an excellent diluent beverage ..."

4. The Diseases of infancy and childhood by Henry Koplik (1918)
"Barley-water.—Hurley-water is one of the most useful adjuvants either to ... The proper preparation of barley-water has been the subject of much study. ..."

5. The Home Cook Book: A Collection of Practical Receipts by Expert Cooks (1905)
"barley water To a quart of cold water in a porcelain saucepan allow two ounces of mashed pearl barley, two ounces of seeded raisins, and the grated rind and ..."

6. A Manual of Pharmacology and Its Applications to Therapeutics and Toxicology by Torald Hermann Sollmann (1922)
"Barley-water is used as a demulcent decoction; and for diluting cow's mflk for infants, to prevent the precipitation of solid masses of casein in the ..."

7. Letters of George Meredith by George Meredith (1912)
"... they care for nothing but barley water, which I find myself administering at all hours of the night, and think it tolerable bliss, and just worth living ..."

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