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 of barillaSpanish barrilla from Galician baril, very good from Arabic bari?, free, healthy
- Any of several Mediterranean halophytes, especially Salsola kali, S. soda, or Halogeton sativus, that were formerly burned to obtain a crude soda ash.
- The crude sodium carbonate ash that was obtained from these plants.
Origin of barillaSpanish barrilla