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quillai

[ki-lahy]
noun
  1. soapbark(def 1).
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Origin of quillai

1865–70; < American Spanish < Araucanian
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Historical Examples of quillai

  • When had recourse to for cleansing silks, quillai bark is said not to change the colour of the fabric.

    Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II

    Arnold Cooley

  • Instead of soap, they used the back of the quillai, which is an excellent substitute.


British Dictionary definitions for quillai

quillai

noun
  1. another name for soapbark (def. 1)
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Word Origin for quillai

C19: via American Spanish from Araucanian
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