either of two European saltworts, Salsola kali or S. soda, whose ashes yield an impure carbonate of soda.
the alkali obtained from the ashes of these and certain other maritime plants.
Contemporary Examples

barilla shot back that their family business, now in its fourth generation, was defending the traditional mother-father family.
Italian Gay Activists Boycott Top Pasta Maker Barbie Latza Nadeau September 26, 2013

Historical Examples

We had the good fortune to take a large ship laden with barilla, and a brig with tobacco and wine.
Frank Mildmay Captain Frederick Marryat

Secondly advances the kingdom of Murcia, with its silver-mines, barilla, and palms.
Gatherings From Spain Richard Ford

Of late years the manufacture of kelp, like that of barilla, has been almost abandoned except as a source of iodine.
Cooley’s Practical Receipts, Volume II Arnold Cooley

The productions of Teneriffe, for export, are wine and barilla.
Journal of an African Cruiser Horatio Bridge

From Carthagena we were sent down the coast to a little place called Aguilas, where we began to take in a cargo of barilla.
Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper

The barilla of the Canary Islands has been sold in England so high as 80l.
A Voyage Round the World, Vol. I James Holman

barilla, is the commercial name for impure sodium carbonate imported from Spain and the Levant.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3 Various

Of manufactured soda, the variety most antiently known is barilla, the incinerated ash of the Salsola soda.
A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines Andrew Ure

The imports of barilla from the Canary Islands to this country are about 3,500 tons a-year.
A Voyage Round the World, Vol. I James Holman

an impure mixture of sodium carbonate and sodium sulphate obtained from the ashes of certain plants, such as the saltworts
either of two chenopodiaceous plants, Salsola kali (or soda) or Halogeton soda, formerly burned to obtain a form of sodium carbonate See also saltwort


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