barley sugar


barley sugar
'barley .sugar
n [U and C] BrE
a hard sweet made of boiled sugar

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Barley sugar — (or barley sugar candy) is a traditional variety of British boiled sweet, or hard candy, yellow or orange in colour with an extract of barley added as flavouring. It is similar to hard caramel in its texture and taste.HistoryBarley sugar was made …   Wikipedia

  • Barley sugar — Barley Bar ley, n. [OE. barli, barlich, AS. b[ae]rlic; bere barley + l[=i]c (which is prob. the same as E. like, adj., or perh. a form of AS. le[=a]c leek). AS. bere is akin to Icel, barr barley, Goth. barizeins made of barley, L. far spelt; cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • barley sugar — n. a clear, hard candy made by melting sugar, formerly with a barley extract added …   English World dictionary

  • barley sugar — ► NOUN ▪ an amber coloured sweet made of boiled sugar …   English terms dictionary

  • barley sugar — noun or barley candy : a transparent brittle confection produced by melting and then cooling cane sugar * * * noun, pl ⋯ gars [count, noncount] Brit : a clear hard candy made from boiled sugar * * * ˈbarley sugar [barley sugar] noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • barley sugar — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms barley sugar : singular barley sugar plural barley sugars a hard sweet made from boiled sugar …   English dictionary

  • barley sugar — N UNCOUNT Barley sugar is a sweet made from boiled sugar …   English dictionary

  • barley-sugar — noun a brittle transparent candy made by melting and cooling cane sugar • Syn: ↑barley candy • Hypernyms: ↑hard candy * * * barˈley sugar adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑barley …   Useful english dictionary

  • barley sugar — a brittle, amber colored, transparent candy, formerly boiled in a decoction of barley, consisting of sugar, cream of tartar, and orange or lemon juice, usually twisted into strips or molded into a variety of shapes. Also called barley candy.… …   Universalium

  • barley sugar — /ˈbali ʃʊgə/ (say bahlee shooguh) noun a sweet made from boiled sugar, originally boiled in a decoction of barley. Also, barleysugar …   Australian English dictionary


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