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Noun: borax (boraces)  'bor,aks
  1. An ore of boron consisting of hydrated sodium borate; used as a flux or cleansing agent
     
  2. [Austral, informal] Light teasing repartee
    - banter, raillery, give-and-take, backchat [Brit, informal], borak [Austral, informal], josh [N. Amer, informal], bants [Brit, informal]

Derived forms: boraces

Type of: mineral, repartee

Encyclopedia: Borax