(especially in the Mediterranean) a squall, usually accompanied by thunder and lightning.
a salt or ester of boric acid. (loosely) a salt or ester of any acid containing boron. to treat with borate, boric acid, or borax. Historical Examples Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6 Various Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume I […]
a bead of fused borax, used in chemical analysis for the identification of certain metal oxides. Historical Examples A Textbook of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines. Cornelius Beringer and John Jacob Beringer A Textbook of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines. Cornelius Beringer and John Jacob Beringer
a white, crystalline, water-soluble solid, Na 2 B 4 O 7 ⋅5H 2 O, used chiefly for killing weeds, as a water softener, and as a disinfectant and deodorizing agent.
a colorless liquid, B 3 N 3 H 6 , that hydrolyzes with water to form boron hydrides. It is the inorganic analogue of benzene with similar physical properties.