A colorless to white lustrous crystalline mineral, Na2 B4 O7 · 4H2 O, that is a major source of ore of boron.
A colorless, soft, monoclinic mineral, hydrous sodium borate, Na2B4O74H2O, that is an important ore of boron.
Origin of kernite
- After Kern , a county of southern California
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Kern County, California.