Origin of bauxite
Examples from the Web for bauxite
Bauxite is also largely used in the manufacture of alum and other aluminium salts used in dyeing.
Alum clay or bauxite, from which aluminium is manufactured, is found in the same county.
Bauxite and lateritic iron ores, for instance, are known to favor tropical climates.The Economic Aspect of Geology|C. K. Leith
In the Jammu province there is a considerable quantity of coal of a rather poor quality, and there is good iron and bauxite.Kashmir|Sir Francis Edward Younghusband
Valuable deposits of bauxite are found in Pulaski county, and the mines are the most important in the United States.
British Dictionary definitions for bauxite
Word Origin for bauxite
Word Origin and History for bauxite
1861, clayey mineral containing aluminum, from French bauxite (1821), from Les Baux, near Soles, where it was first found. The place name is from Provençal Li Baus, literally "the precipices."