aluminous

adjective
alu·mi·nous | \ə-ˈlü-mə-nəs \

Definition of aluminous 

: of, relating to, or containing alum or aluminum

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The volcanic ash added a mineral called phillipsite to the concrete, and a study published Monday in the American Mineralogist reveals that aluminous tobermorite crystals grow in the Roman concrete when it is exposed to water. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, "The Ancient Romans' Concrete Recipe Could Help Us Beat Back Rising Seas," 5 July 2017 The tests showed a rare chemical reaction, with aluminous tobermorite crystals growing out of another mineral called phillipsite. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "To hold back rising seas, ancient Romans made the world's 'most durable' concrete," 6 July 2017 The tests revealed a rare chemical reaction, with aluminous tobermorite crystals growing out of another mineral called phillipsite. Ben Guarino, Washington Post, "Ancient Romans made world’s ‘most durable’ concrete. We might use it to stop rising seas.," 4 July 2017

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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