Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Native boracic acid, H3BO3, occurring more or less pure in irregular six-sided laminæ belonging to the triclinic system, or as a crust, or in stalactitic forms composed of small scales. It is white or yellowish, has a nacreous luster, and is friable. It occurs as a deposit from hot springs and ponds in the lagoons of Tuscany, and was first discovered near Sasso (whence the name) in the province of Florence.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Min.) Native boric acid, found in saline incrustations on the borders of hot springs near Sasso, in the territory of Florence.
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