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barilla


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  barilla 
  n  1:  bushy  plant  of  Old  World  salt  marshes  and  sea  beaches  having 
  prickly  leaves;  burned  to  produce  a  crude  soda  ash  [syn: 
  {saltwort},  {glasswort},  {kali},  {kelpwort},  {Salsola 
  kali},  {Salsola  soda}] 
  2:  Algerian  plant  formerly  burned  to  obtain  calcium  carbonate 
  [syn:  {Halogeton  souda}] 




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