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Meaning of barley sugar

bar'ley sug"ar

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. 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
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