bauxite definition by Webster's New World
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a soft, claylike sedimentary rock, mainly hydrous aluminum hydroxide, that is the chief ore of aluminum
Origin: French after (Les) Baux, town near Arles, France
bauxite definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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The principal ore of aluminum, composed mainly of hydrous aluminum oxides and aluminum hydroxides.
Origin: After Les Baux, a commune of southeast France.
- baux·itˈic adjective
bauxite - Science Definition
A soft, whitish to reddish-brown rock consisting mainly of hydrous aluminum oxides and aluminum hydroxides along with silica, silt, iron hydroxides, and clay minerals. Bauxite forms from the breakdown of clays and is a major source of aluminum.