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beauxite


beauxite


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beauxite  \Beaux"ite\,  n.  (Min.) 
  See  {Bauxite}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bauxite  \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.