noun, plural bo·rax·es, bo·ra·ces [bawr-uh-seez, bohr-] /ˈbɔr əˌsiz, ˈboʊr-/.
Origin of borax1
Origin of borax2
Examples from the Web for borax
Contemporary Examples of borax
The gold miners and the borax miners and the railroad workers.Men Without a Country: Mike Brown, Trayvon Martin, My Father and Me
August 12, 2014
Historical Examples of borax
Borax, twenty grainsGlycerine, one teaspoonfulWater, an ounce.The Mother's Manual of Children's Diseases
Charles West, M.D.
Be careful not to get borax on the upper part of the wire or on the handle.
You may have to dip it into the borax once or twice more to get a good-sized bead.
Account for the fact that a solution of borax in water is alkaline.
If the solution of borax is dilute, however, an hydroxide of silver forms.
noun plural -raxes or -races (-rəˌsiːz)
Word Origin for borax
late 14c., from Anglo-French boras, from Medieval Latin baurach, from Arabic buraq, applied by the Arabs to various substances used as fluxes, probably from Persian burah. Originally obtained in Europe from the bed of salt lakes in Tibet.