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[mass noun] Barley reduced to small round grains by grinding.
- ‘Simmer the pearl barley in a litre of water for about 45 minutes, or until tender.’
- ‘By the main course we are struggling, but I am determined to conquer my grilled loin of lamb with pearl barley and mushroom risotto.’
- ‘Some are delightfully delicate: seared salmon with pearl barley and a soy and chilli dip.’
- ‘It reminded me of a story I heard about someone in a supermarket who asked an assistant where she could find pearl barley.’
- ‘I spoke to Daisy today as I could not find the pearl barley.’
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