beremeal

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

beremeal (uncountable)

  1. (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.

Usage notes[edit]

  • 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.)