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barleycorn

[bahr-lee-kawrn] /ˈbɑr liˌkɔrn/
noun
1.
2.
a grain of barley.
3.
a unit of length equal to 1/3 inch (8.5 mm).
4.
Also, barley corn. a type of basket weave that produces an allover geometric pattern.
Origin
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English. See barley1, corn1
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British Dictionary definitions for barley-corn

barleycorn

/ˈbɑːlɪˌkɔːn/
noun
1.
a grain of barley, or barley itself
2.
an obsolete unit of length equal to one third of an inch
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