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tincal

[ting-kahl, -kawl] /ˈtɪŋ kɑl, -kɔl/
noun
1.
a former name for crude native borax.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35; < Malay tingkal
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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.
British Dictionary definitions for tincal

tincal

/ˈtɪŋkəl/
noun
1.
another name for borax (sense 1)
Word Origin
C17: from Malay tingkal, from Sanskrit tankana
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