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(Not official.) - The dried seed of Hordeum dis-tichum (nat. ord. Graminaceae) divested of its integuments.
White, rounded, with a light longitudinal furrow.
Barley water (1 to 15 of boiling water) forms a pleasant demulcent drink, especially if the throat be dry and sore. It is also given for the diarrhoeas of infants.