Definition of trona in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtrōnə/


A gray mineral that occurs as an evaporite in salt deposits and consists of a hydrated carbonate and bicarbonate of sodium.
Example sentences
  • Most of the sodium carbonate used in North America comes from large deposits of the mineral trona, a sodium carbonate/bicarbonate found in Wyoming.
  • There is a zone nearly half of which consists of granular aggregates of trona and natron with numerous inclusions of pale pink prismatic crystals of shomiokite- reaching 15 cm long and 8 cm in diameter.
  • In alkaline lakes, natron and trona are found in the United States, Africa, and South America.


Late 18th century: from Swedish, from Arabic naṭrūn (see natron).

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Syllabification: tro·na

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