al·​a·​ite | \ ˈa-lə-ˌīt \
plural -s

Definition of alaite

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

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First Known Use of alaite

1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alaite

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

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“Alaite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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