Tincal meaning

tĭngkəl
The definition of tincal is a crude type of borax, a cleaning material.

The cleaning product used by native tribes in Tibet is a an example of tincal.

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Crude borax.
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Crude borax.
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(chemistry, dated) Crude native borax, formerly imported from Tibet, and once the chief source of boric compounds.
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Origin of tincal

  • Malay tingkal

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Arabic, Persian and Hindi. Compare altincar.

    From Wiktionary