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pearl barley

noun
1.
barley milled into small, round grains, used in cooking, especially in soups.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10
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Examples from the web for pearl barley
  • pearl barley is barley that has the bran removed and then is steamed and polished.
  • Traditional use of barley as a food has been pearl barley in soups, stews and as a replacement or extender for white rice.
British Dictionary definitions for pearl barley

pearl barley

noun
1.
barley ground into small round grains, used in cooking, esp in soups and stews
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