"John Barleycorn." YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 16 December 2018. <https://www.yourdictionary.com/john-barleycorn>.
John Barleycorn. (n.d.). Retrieved December 16th, 2018, from https://www.yourdictionary.com/john-barleycorn
John (commonly used to personify a concept) + barleycorn; barley is used to produce malt the source of most British alcoholic drink.
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