A well known kind of grain, chiefly used in this country in the preparation of malt, for which see Malting. The meal is also used in bread and soups. Whiskey, gin, and other spirits, are distilled from it. The barley-sugar of the shops is merely sugar boiled in barley-water to a consistency that will cause it to solidify in the cold state; it is poured upon a stone slab, anointed with oil of sweet almonds, rolled out into little cylinders, and twisted.