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.
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 barilla
- Spanish barrilla
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Spanish barrilla.