Barleycorn

Bar"ley*corn`

(), n. [See Corn.] 1. A grain or "corn" of barley.
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2. Formerly , a measure of length, equal to the average length of a grain of barley; the third part of an inch.
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John Barleycorn, a humorous personification of barley as the source of malt liquor or whisky.
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