bauxite definition

  • noun:
    • The principal ore of aluminum, composed mainly of hydrous aluminum oxides and aluminum hydroxides.
    • the main ore of aluminium; a clay-like mineral, being a combination of hydrated oxides and hydroxides.
    • A ferruginous hydrate of alumina. It's the most frequently utilized ore when it comes to preparation of aluminum and alumina. Additionally it is employed for the lining of furnaces which are confronted with intense heat.
    • A clay bought at Les Baux, near Aries in France, and somewhere else, in concretionary grains or o├Âlitic
    • a clay-like mineral; the chief ore of aluminum; consists of aluminum oxides and aluminum hydroxides; used as an abrasive and catalyst

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