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 bariʾ, 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.