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Noun: John Barleycorn  jón 'baa(r)-lee,korn
Usage: informal
  1. An alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented
    - liquor, spirits [Brit], hard drink, hard liquor, strong drink, spirit [Brit]

Type of: alcohol, alcoholic beverage, alcoholic drink, booze [informal], inebriant, intoxicant, juice [N. Amer, informal]

Encyclopedia: John Barleycorn