winter barley

noun
barley that is planted in the autumn to be harvested in the spring or early summer.

Origin:
1570–80

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Crops include soft red and white winter wheat, specialty-purpose wheat, winter
  barley and winter oats.
Damage was especially severe to winter barley, which is less cold-tolerant than
  wheat.
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