tincal

[ting-kahl, -kawl]
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noun

a former name for crude native borax.

Nearby words

  1. tinactin,
  2. tinamou,
  3. tinbergen,
  4. tinbergen, jan,
  5. tinbergen, nikolaas,
  6. tinct,
  7. tinct.,
  8. tinctorial,
  9. tinctorially,
  10. tincture

Origin of tincal

First recorded in 1625–35, tincal is from the Malay word tingkal

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British Dictionary definitions for tincal

tincal

noun

another name for borax (def. 1)

Word Origin for tincal

C17: from Malay tingkal, from Sanskrit tankana

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