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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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noun- A grain of cereal grass having the flowers in dense spikes with long awns and three spikelets at each joint of the rachis.

Usage examples (21)
  • -- Distance -- 3 barleycorns 1 inch, 12 inches 1 foot. 3 feet
  • The weight of a meah, which is also called a gerah, is sixteen barleycorns.
  • Now a selaa, in his weight, weighed three hundred and eighty-four barleycorns.
  • In England, in early days, it was defined as a measure of length consisting of 12 inches, or 36 barleycorns laid end to end. for more
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