adjective Date: 15th century of, relating to, or containing alum or aluminum

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Aluminous — A*lu mi*nous ([.a]*l[=u]*m[i^]*n[u^]s), a. [L. aluminosus, fr. alumen alum: cf. F. alumineux.] Pertaining to or containing alum, or alumina; as, aluminous minerals, aluminous solution. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aluminous — [ə lo͞o′mə nəs] adj. [L aluminosus] of or containing alum, alumina, or aluminum …   English World dictionary

  • aluminous — aluminium (US aluminum) ► NOUN ▪ a strong, light, corrosion resistant silvery grey metallic element. DERIVATIVES aluminous adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • aluminous — aluminosity /euh looh meuh nos i tee/, n. /euh looh meuh neuhs/, adj. of the nature of or containing alum or alumina. [1535 45; < F alumineux or L aluminosus; see ALUM1, OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • aluminous — adjective Of or pertaining to alumina or alum …   Wiktionary

  • aluminous — adj. consisting aluminum; of or pertaining to aluminum …   English contemporary dictionary

  • aluminous — a. Clayey, argillaceous …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • aluminous — alu·mi·nous …   English syllables

  • aluminous — a•lu•mi•nous [[t]əˈlu mə nəs[/t]] adj. chem. of the nature of or containing alum or alumina • Etymology: 1535–45; < F or L a•lu mi•nos′i•ty ˈnɒs ɪ ti n …   From formal English to slang

  • aluminous — /əˈlumənəs/ (say uh loohmuhnuhs), / ˈlju / (say lyooh ) adjective of the nature of or containing alum or alumina. {Latin alūminōsus} …   Australian English dictionary

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