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Webster 1913 Edition


Barilla

Ba-ril′la

,
Noun.
[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
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Barilla

BARIL'LA

,
Noun.
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.

Definition 2022


barilla

barilla

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barilla (plural barillas)

  1. Any of several unrelated saltmarsh plants that were once burnt to obtain soda ash
  2. The alkali produced from the plant, an impure carbonate of soda, used for making soap, glass, etc., and for bleaching.
  3. Impure soda obtained from the ashes of any seashore plant, or kelp.
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