from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, or derived from, barley.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Noting an acid, a colorless compound, C12H24O2, prepared by the action of dilute sulphuric acid on barley. It crystallizes in plates, molting at 60° C.


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