• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Pearl-barley the grain stripped of husk and pellicle, and completely rounded by grinding
    • Pearl-barley barley after the skin has been ground off (prob. for 'pilled barley,' Fr. orge perlĂ©)
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. perle, acc. to Diez, prob. either a corr. of L. pirula, a dim. of pirum, a pear, or of L. pilula, dim. of pila, a ball.


In literature:

Wash clean some barley, (either pearl or common) and to two ounces of barley allow a quart of water.
"Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches" by Eliza Leslie
Take a quarter of a pound of Scotch or pearl barley.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
The most general use made of this cereal as a food, is in the form of pearl, or Scotch, barley.
"Science in the Kitchen." by Mrs. E. E. Kellogg
Cook a half pound pearl barley for two hours.
"Every Step in Canning" by Grace Viall Gray
"The Allinson Vegetarian Cookery Book" by Thomas R. Allinson
Take a scrag-end of mutton (two pounds), put it in a saucepan with two quarts of cold water and an ounce of pearl barley or rice.
"The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)" by Mrs. F.L. Gillette
If you use vermicelli or pearl barley, soak in water.
"Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889" by Barkham Burroughs
Stripped of the husk, and rounded and polished in a mill, the grains are pearly white; and then they are known as pearl-barley.
"The Nursery, Volume 17, No. 100, April, 1875" by Various
Previous to this, wash and boil about a quarter of a pound of pearl barley for four or five hours.
"Cassell's Vegetarian Cookery" by A. G. Payne
Common sago occurs in larger grains, about the size of pearl barley, which are brownish white.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds

In news:

JENNIFER BAIN/TORONTO STAR Make your porridge more interesting by using a trio of grains, like the quinoa, steel-cut oats and pearl barley used here.
1/2 cup (125 mL) each: quinoa, steel-cut oats , pearl barley.
Pearl barley, labneh and parsley risotto.
Pearl barley risotto with labneh and parsley.
Dry ingredients 1 small bag pearl barley 1 organic chicken or vegetable stock cube.
1/2 cup pearl or quick barley.
Pearl barley, labneh and parsley risotto .
Authentic Scottish dishes like kedgeree (smoked haddock and pearl barley) and haggis cakes with whisky-and-leek More.