Bauxite meaning

bôksīt
The principal ore of aluminum, composed mainly of hydrous aluminum oxides and aluminum hydroxides.
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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.
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The principal ore of aluminium; a clay-like mineral, being a mixture of hydrated oxides and hydroxides.
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A soft, claylike sedimentary rock, mainly hydrous aluminum hydroxide, that is the chief ore of aluminum.
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Origin of bauxite

  • After Les Baux , a commune of southeast France

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French from Les Baux in France.

    From Wiktionary