What does the word borax mean?

Usage examples for borax

  1. They also sell the kunku or red powder which women rub on their foreheads, its constituents being turmeric, borax and the juice of limes. – The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II by R. V. Russell
  2. An equally good compound is made up of equal quantities of borax and pulverized glass, well wetted with alcohol, and heated to a red heat in a crucible. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  3. With a few thousand back of him Hammond might have got to be the Borax King right then; but as it was he held onto an interest big enough to make him quite a plute, and inside of a year he was located in Denver and earnin' his nickname of Hungry Jim. – Shorty McCabe on the Job by Sewell Ford