plural -s
: a mineral V2O5·H2O consisting of a hydrous vanadium pentoxide occurring in blood-red mossy aggregates

Word History


French alaïte, from Alaï mountains, Kirgiz S.S.R., U.S.S.R., Asia + French -ite

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alaite was in 1899

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“Alaite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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