Share this entry

Share this page


División en sílabas: ba·ril·la
Pronunciación: /bəˈrilə, -ˈrēə

Definición de barilla en inglés:


An impure alkali formerly made from the ashes of burned plants, especially saltworts.
Example sentences
  • To make matters worse at the time he succeeded to the ownership of Barra, the Government reduced the duty on imported barilla, knocking out the prop which kept the kelping industry afloat.
  • Their ash (sometimes called barilla, the common name for one of them, Salsola soda) was used in the production of glass; hence the name ‘glasswort’.
  • Halogeton sativus is one of the plants from which barilla was made.


early 17th century: from Spanish barrilla, diminutive of barra 'bar'.

Definición de barilla en:

Share this entry

Share this page


¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día raconteur
Pronunciación: ˌrakɒnˈtəː
a person who tells anecdotes skilfully and amusingly…