Tincal

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tincal (Chem) Crude native borax, formerly imported from Thibet. It was once the chief source of boric compounds. Cf. Borax.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tincal Borax in its crude or unrefined state: so called in commerce. It is an impure sodium tetraborate or pyroborate, consisting of small crystals of a yellowish color, and is unctuous to the feel. It is employed in refining metals.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tincal ting′kal crude borax.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Ar., Per. & Hind. tinkār,; cf. Malay tingkal,; all fr. Skr. akaa,. Cf. Altincar
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Malay.