[ troh-nuh ]
/ ˈtroʊ nə /
a monoclinic mineral, grayish or yellowish hydrous sodium carbonate and bicarbonate, Na2CO3⋅NaHCO3⋅2H2, occurring in dried or partly evaporated lake basins.
TAKE THIS QUIZ IF A DAZZLING VOCABULARY IS YOUR DESIDERATUM!
Have the Words of the Day from October 19–25, 2020, made an indelible mark on your memory? Take the quiz to find out!
Question 1 of 7
What does “clement” mean?
Origin of trona
1790–1800; <Spanish <dialectal Arabic ṭrōn, aphetic variant of naṭrūnnatron
Words nearby trona
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
Example sentences from the Web for trona
A salt found native on the banks of the soda lakes of Sotrena, in Africa, whence it is exported as Trona.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
British Dictionary definitions for trona
/ (ˈtrəʊnə) /
a greyish mineral that consists of hydrated sodium carbonate and occurs in salt deposits. Formula: Na 2 CO 3 NaHCO 3 .2H 2 O
Word Origin for trona
C18: from Swedish, probably from Arabic natrūn natron
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012