from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The prickly glasswort, Salsola Kali, burned to produce barilla, a substance resembling kelp. See kelp, 2.

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  • n. bushy plant of Old World salt marshes and sea beaches having prickly leaves; burned to produce a crude soda ash


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