Barilla Definition

bə-rēlyə, -rēyə
noun
Any of several Mediterranean halophytes, especially Salsola kali, S. soda, or Halogeton sativus, that were formerly burned to obtain a crude soda ash.
American Heritage
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.
Webster's New World
The crude sodium carbonate ash that was obtained from these plants.
American Heritage

Any of several unrelated saltmarsh plants that were once burnt to obtain soda ash.

Wiktionary

The alkali produced from the plant, an impure carbonate of soda, used for making soap, glass, etc., and for bleaching.

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Other Word Forms of Barilla

Noun

Singular:
barilla
Plural:
barillas

Origin of Barilla

  • Spanish barrilla.

    From Wiktionary

  • Spanish barrilla

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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