[ting-kahl, -kawl]
a former name for crude native borax.

1625–35; < Malay tingkal

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tincal (ˈtɪŋkəl)
another name for borax
[C17: from Malay tingkal, from Sanskrit tankana]

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It occurs both as the mineral tincal and in lake brines.
Borax, locally called tincal, and kernite are the principal minerals.
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