bauxite

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noun baux·ite \ˈbȯk-ˌsīt, ˈbäk-\

Definition of bauxite

  1. :  an impure mixture of earthy hydrous aluminum oxides and hydroxides that is the principal source of aluminum

bauxitic

play \bȯk-ˈsi-tik, bäk-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of bauxite

French bauxite, from Les Baux, near Arles, France


First Known Use: 1861


BAUXITE Defined for English Language Learners

bauxite

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noun baux·ite \ˈbȯk-ˌsīt, ˈbäk-\

Definition of bauxite for English Language Learners

  • : a soft substance that looks like clay and that is the source of aluminum


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