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Meaning of BAUXITE

Pronunciation:  'boksIt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a clay-like mineral; the chief ore of aluminum; composed of aluminum oxides and aluminum hydroxides; used as an abrasive and catalyst
 

BAUXITE is a 7 letter word that starts with B.

 

 See Also: Al, aluminium, aluminum, atomic number 13, atomic number 31, Ga, gallium, gibbsite, mineral

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Baux"ite\, Beauxite \Beaux"ite\,n. [F., fr. Baux or
Beaux, near Arles.] (Min.)
A ferruginous hydrate of alumina. It is largely used in the
preparation of aluminium and alumina, and for the lining of
furnaces which are exposed to intense heat.

 

 

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