bauxite

noun baux·ite \ ˈbȯk-ˌsīt , ˈbäk- \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of bauxite

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

bauxitic

play \bȯk-ˈsi-tik, bäk-\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of bauxite

French bauxite, from Les Baux, near Arles, France


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bauxite

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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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