barilla

noun

ba·​ri·​lla bə-ˈrēl-yə How to pronounce barilla (audio) -ˈrē-(y)ə How to pronounce barilla (audio)
1
: an Algerian plant (Halogeton souda) formerly burned as a source of sodium carbonate
2
: an impure sodium carbonate made from the ashes of barillas and formerly used especially in making soap and glass

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“Barilla.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/barilla. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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