- Barilla de cobre
- Barilla Ba*ril"la, n. [Sp. barrilla.]
1. (Bot.) A name given to several species of Salsola from
which soda is made, by burning the barilla in heaps and
lixiviating the ashes.
2. (Com.) (a) The alkali produced from the plant, being an impure carbonate of soda, used for making soap, glass, etc., and for bleaching purposes. (b) Impure soda obtained from the ashes of any seashore plant, or kelp. --Ure. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.