quillaia

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After the genus Quillaja, from Mapudungun quillai.

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quillaia ‎(uncountable)

  1. An extract from the bark of the soapbark tree, Quillaja saponaria, used as a food additive.
    • 1906 February 24, Pharmaceutical Journal[1], page 204:
      Although the emulsifying properties of quillaia are mentioned in every text-book, yet its advantages do not appear to be generally known or made use of.

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