trona

noun
tro·​na | \ ˈtrō-nə How to pronounce trona (audio) \

Definition of trona

: a gray-white or yellowish-white monoclinic mineral consisting of a hydrous acid sodium carbonate

Examples of trona in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Harpstreith added that the impact was compounded by the closing of businesses during the pandemic, and the shortfall in the global economy impacting Wyoming’s trona mining industry. Sarah Downey, Washington Examiner, 29 Dec. 2020 Current federal trona royalties range from 3% to 8%. Washington Post, 18 Oct. 2019 To make money, Staley spent two and a half summers mining trona, a mineral used to make baking soda, in Rock Springs, Wyo. Kate Kelly, New York Times, 26 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of trona

1799, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for trona

Swedish, probably from Arabic natrūn natron — more at natron

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“Trona.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trona. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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