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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 bo·rax /ˈborˌæks, ˈbɔr, əks/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 bo·rax /ˈbo(ə)rˌæks, ˈbɔ(ə)r, əks/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bo·rax n.  A white or gray crystalline salt, with a slight alkaline taste, used as a flux, in soldering metals, making enamels, fixing colors on porcelain, and as a soap. It occurs native in certain mineral springs, and is made from the boric acid of hot springs in Tuscany. It was originally obtained from a lake in Thibet, and was sent to Europe under the name of tincal. Borax is a pyroborate or tetraborate of sodium, Na2B4O7.10H2O.
 Borax bead. Chem. See Bead, n., 3.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : an ore of boron consisting of hydrated sodium borate; used
          as a flux or cleansing agent
      [also: boraces (pl)]