barilla definition by Webster's New World
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crude soda ash, formerly used in glassmaking and obtained by burning various saltworts and related plants (genera Salsola and Halogeton) native to the Mediterranean area
Origin: Spanish barrilla ; from Galician baril, very good ; from Arabic bariʾ, free, healthy
barilla definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Either of two Mediterranean saltworts (Salsola kali or S. soda) or a similar plant (Halogeton sativus), burned to obtain a crude soda ash.
- The crude sodium carbonate ash obtained from these plants.
Origin: Spanish barrilla.