barleycorn

barleycorn

[bahr-lee-kawrn]
noun
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; late Middle English. See barley1, corn1

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Barleycorn

[bahr-lee-kawrn]
noun
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barleycorn (ˈbɑːlɪˌkɔːn)
 
n
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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