Beauxite

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Beauxite (Min) A ferruginous hydrate of alumina. It is the most commonly used ore for the preparation of aluminum and alumina. It is also used for the lining of furnaces which are exposed to intense heat.
    • n Beauxite (Min) See Bauxite.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n beauxite See bauxite.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. Baux, or Beaux, near Arles

Usage

In literature:

It was first described by P. Berthier in 1821 as "alumine hydratee de Beaux," and was named beauxite by P.A.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 4" by Various
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