Quillaia bark
Quillaia bark Quil*la"ia bark` (Bot.) The bark of a rosaceous tree ({Quillaja Saponaria}), native of Chile. The bark is finely laminated, and very heavy with alkaline substances, and is used commonly by the Chileans instead of soap. Also called {soap bark}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Quillaia — is the milled inner bark or small stems and branches of the soapbark ( Quillaja saponaria , Molina). Other names include China bark extract, Murillo bark extract, Panama bark extract, Quillai extract, Quillaia extract, Quillay bark extract,… …   Wikipedia

  • Quillaia — Saponin Sap o*nin, n. [L. sapo, onis soap: cf. F. saponine.] (Chem.) A poisonous glucoside found in many plants, as in the root of soapwort ({Saponaria}), in the bark of soap bark ({Quillaia}), etc. It is extracted as a white amorphous powder,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quillaia — quil·la·ia (kwĭ laґyə) the dried inner bark of Quillaja saponaria, formerly used in medicine for its local irritant action. Its chief constituent is quillaic acid, and it is used as an emulsifier and surfactant. Called also soap bark,… …   Medical dictionary

  • quillaia — noun an extract from the bark of the soapbark tree, Quillaja saponaria, used as a food additive Syn: E999, foaming agent …   Wiktionary

  • soap bark — Quillaia bark Quil*la ia bark (Bot.) The bark of a rosaceous tree ({Quillaja Saponaria}), native of Chile. The bark is finely laminated, and very heavy with alkaline substances, and is used commonly by the Chileans instead of soap. Also called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Soap bark — Soap Soap, n. [OE. sope, AS. s[=a]pe; akin to D. zeep, G. seife, OHG. seifa, Icel. s[=a]pa, Sw. s?pa, Dan. s?be, and perhaps to AS. s[=i]pan to drip, MHG. s[=i]fen, and L. sebum tallow. Cf. {Saponaceous}.] A substance which dissolves in water,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quillay bark — quillaia …   Medical dictionary

  • soap bark — soap tree bark quillaia …   Medical dictionary

  • Quillaja Saponaria — Quillaia bark Quil*la ia bark (Bot.) The bark of a rosaceous tree ({Quillaja Saponaria}), native of Chile. The bark is finely laminated, and very heavy with alkaline substances, and is used commonly by the Chileans instead of soap. Also called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Castile soap — Soap Soap, n. [OE. sope, AS. s[=a]pe; akin to D. zeep, G. seife, OHG. seifa, Icel. s[=a]pa, Sw. s?pa, Dan. s?be, and perhaps to AS. s[=i]pan to drip, MHG. s[=i]fen, and L. sebum tallow. Cf. {Saponaceous}.] A substance which dissolves in water,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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