- (Scotland) A whole-grain flour made from bere, a variety of barley grown in northern Scotland, Orkney, and the Shetland Islands. It is commonly used in making bannocks and ale.
- Bere, bear or baird is the four- or six-row barley, hardier and coarser than ordinary two-row barley" (The Concise Scots Dictionary, Ed Mairi Robinson. Aberdeen University Press. 1987.)