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barley sugar

noun

Simple Definition of barley sugar

  • : a clear hard candy made from boiled sugar

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of barley sugar

British

  1. :  a clear hard candy made from boiled sugar

Word by Word Definitions

barleyplay
  1. :  a cereal grass (genus Hordeum and especially H. vulgare) having the flowers in dense spikes with long awns and three spikelets at each joint of the rachis

    :  its seed used especially in malt beverages, breakfast foods, and stock feeds

sugarplay
  1. :  a sweet crystallizable material that consists wholly or essentially of sucrose, is colorless or white when pure tending to brown when less refined, is obtained commercially from sugarcane or sugar beet and less extensively from sorghum, maples, and palms, and is important as a source of dietary carbohydrate and as a sweetener and preservative of other foods

    :  any of various water-soluble compounds that vary widely in sweetness, include the monosaccharides and oligosaccharides, and typically are optically active

    :  a unit (as a spoonful, cube, or lump) of sugar

  1. :  to make palatable or attractive :  sweeten

    :  to sprinkle or mix with sugar

    :  to form or be converted into sugar


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