quillai









quillai


quillai [ki-lahy] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. soapbark(def 1).

Origin of quillai 1865–70; American Spanish Araucanian Examples from the Web for quillai 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.

    A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 5

    Robert Kerr

  • British Dictionary definitions for quillai quillai noun

    1. another name for soapbark (def. 1)

    Word Origin for quillai C19: via American Spanish from Araucanian

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