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John Barleycorn

noun
1.
a personification of barley as used in malt liquor, of malt liquor itself, or of any intoxicating liquor.
Origin of John Barleycorn
1610-1620
1610-20
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John Barleycorn

noun
1.
generally (jocular) the personification of alcohol, esp of malt spirits
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