Definition of bauxite
: an impure mixture of earthy hydrous aluminum oxides and hydroxides that is the principal source of aluminum
bauxiticplay \bȯk-ˈsi-tik, bäk-\ adjective
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China’s demand for everything from oil to timber to bauxite drove up global prices, and the Russian economy benefited enormously because of it.
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Origin and Etymology of bauxite
French bauxite, from Les Baux, near Arles, France
First Known Use: 1861
BAUXITE Defined for English Language Learners
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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