Meaning of aluminite in English:

aluminite

Pronunciation /əˈl(j)uːmɪnʌɪt/

noun

Mineralogy
  • A whitish mineral typically occurring in opaque, clay-like masses and consisting of a hydrated basic sulphate of aluminium.

    Chemical formula: Al₂SO₄(OH)₄·7H₂O. Crystal system: monoclinic.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Stephen Weston (1747–1830), antiquary and classical scholar. From classical Latin alūmin-, alūmen alum + -ite, after French aluminite.