Definition of barilla in English:

barilla

Line breaks: ba|rilla
Pronunciation: /bəˈrɪlə
 
/

noun

[mass noun]
An impure alkali formerly made from the ashes of burnt plants, especially saltworts.
More 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.

Origin

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

Definition of barilla in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day flagitious
Pronunciation: fləˈjiSHəs
adjective
(of a person or their actions) criminal; villainous