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Barilla definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BARIL'LA, n. A plant cultivated in Spain for its ashes, from which the purest kind of mineral alkali is obtained; used in making glass and soap, and in bleaching linen. The plant is cut and laid in heaps, and burnt, the salts running into a hole in the ground where they form a vitrified lump.
2. The alkali procured from this plant.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: bushy plant of Old World salt marshes and sea beaches having prickly leaves; burned to produce a crude soda ash [syn: saltwort, barilla, glasswort, kali, kelpwort, Salsola kali, Salsola soda]
2: Algerian plant formerly burned to obtain calcium carbonate [syn: barilla, Halogeton souda]

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 any plant of the genus Salsola found chiefly in Spain and Sicily. 2 an impure alkali made by burning either this or kelp. Etymology: Sp.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Barilla Ba*ril"la (b[.a]*r[i^]l"l[.a]), n. [Sp. barrilla.] 1. (Bot.) A name given to several species of Salsola from which soda is made, by burning the barilla in heaps and lixiviating the ashes. 2. (Com.) (a) The alkali produced from the plant, being an impure carbonate of soda, used for making soap, glass, etc., and for bleaching purposes. (b) Impure soda obtained from the ashes of any seashore plant, or kelp. --Ure. Copper barilla (Min.), native copper in granular form mixed with sand, an ore brought from Bolivia; -- called also Barilla de cobre.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Carbonate of soda (impure), kelp.



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