Pronunciation: (bôr'aks, -uks, bōr'-),[key] —n., —pl.bo•rax•es, bo•ra•cesPronunciation: (bôr'u-sēz", bōr'-).[key] a white, water-soluble powder or crystals, hydrated sodium borate, Na2B4O7·10H2O, occurring naturally or obtained from naturally occurring borates; tincal: used as a flux, cleansing agent, in the manufacture of glass, porcelain, and enamel, and in tanning. Also called sodium borate, sodium pyroborate, sodium tetraborate.
Pronunciation: (bôr'aks, -uks, bōr'-),[key] —n. cheap, showy, poorly made merchandise, esp. cheaply built furniture of an undistinguished or heterogeneous style.