bere

Bear \Bear\, Bere \Bere\ (b[=e]r), n. [AS. bere. See {Barley}.] (Bot.) Barley; the six-rowed barley or the four-rowed barley, commonly the former ({Hordeum hexastichon} or {Hordeum vulgare}). [Obs. except in North of Eng. and Scot.] [1913 Webster]