noun al·a·ite \ˈa-lə-ˌīt\

Definition of alaite



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

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Origin and Etymology of alaite

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

First Known Use: 1899

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capable of being understood in two ways

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