tincal

[ting-kahl, -kawl]

Origin of tincal

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

noun
  1. another name for borax (def. 1)

Word Origin for tincal

C17: from Malay tingkal, from Sanskrit tankana
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