Definition of John Barleycorn in English:

John Barleycorn

Syllabification: John Bar·ley·corn
Pronunciation: /ˌjän ˈbärlēkôrn


A personification of barley, or of malt liquor.
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  • John Barleycorn represents the spirit of the Barley, grown strong over the summer, cut down in his prime, ground and brewed into beer where he lives again.

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