A mineral salt found in dried lake beds, consisting of hydrated sodium carbonate.
More example sentences
- Behind her, in baskets were ivory tusks, gold, blocks of incense, natron salts and uncut precious stones.
- Minor industries include the production of beer, cigarettes, textiles, and natron (a mineral), as well as the processing of sugarcane and meat.
- To purify their bathing water, they used something called natron, which just happens to be the salt, which is also used to preserve the corpse during mummification.
late 17th century: from French, from Spanish natrón, via Arabic from Greek nitron (see nitre).
Definition of natron in:
- The US English dictionary