barilla vs saltwort what difference

what is difference between barilla and saltwort

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Spanish barrilla.

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɪlə

Noun

barilla (countable and uncountable, plural barillas)

  1. (botany) Any of several unrelated saltmarsh plants that were once burnt to obtain soda ash.
  2. The alkali produced from the plant, an impure carbonate of soda, used for making soap, glass, etc., and for bleaching.
  3. Impure soda obtained from the ashes of any seashore plant, or kelp.
    • 1860, Andrew Ure, Ure’s Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures, and Mines, page 252:
      Good barilla usually contains, according to Dr. Ure’s analysis, 20 per cent. of real alkali, associated with muriates and sulphates, chiefly of soda, some lime, and alumina, with very little sulphur.

Derived terms

  • barilla plant
  • copper barilla

Further reading

  • barilla on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • air ball, airball


English

Etymology

salt +‎ wort (plant)

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsɔːlt.wəːt/, /ˈsɒlt.wəːt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈsɑlt.wɔɹt/, /ˈsɔlt.wɚt/

Noun

saltwort (countable and uncountable, plural saltworts)

  1. Batis maritima, a plant distributed in the southwestern United States, Caribbean, and South America in coastal saltmarshes.
  2. Glaux maritima, a plant in the primrose family (Primulaceae) and which grows along coasts throughout the temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere.

Synonyms

  • (Batis maritima): beachwort

Derived terms

  • black saltwort
  • prickly saltwort

Anagrams

  • warlotts

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