tincal


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tin·cal

 (tĭng′kəl)
n.
Crude borax.

[Ultimately (probably via Portuguese tincal, atincal) from Arabic tinkār, tinkāl, from Persian tangār; akin to Sanskrit ṭaṅkaṇaḥ.]

tincal

(ˈtɪŋkəl)
n
(Minerals) another name for borax1
[C17: from Malay tingkal, from Sanskrit tankana]
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The important boron minerals of Turkey are tincal, colemanite and ulexite.
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