a soft, claylike sedimentary rock, mainly hydrous aluminum hydroxide, that is the chief ore of aluminum
Origin of bauxiteFr, after (Les) Baux, town near Arles, France
The principal ore of aluminum, composed mainly of hydrous aluminum oxides and aluminum hydroxides.
Origin of bauxiteAfter Les Baux, a commune of southeast France.
(countable and uncountable, plural bauxites)
French from Les Baux in France.