Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Containing or yielding aluminum, alumina, or alum.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Containing or yielding alum, alumina, or aluminium.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Containing alum.

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  • adjective containing, or yielding aluminium or its ore

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective containing alum or aluminum

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin alūmen, alūmin-, alum + –ferous.]

Examples

  • The Oxford English Dictionary even contains an entry for rock butter, "a mineral composed of alum combined with iron, which exudes as a soft butter-like paste from certain aluminiferous rocks."

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • The Oxford English Dictionary even contains an entry for rock butter, "a mineral composed of alum combined with iron, which exudes as a soft butter-like paste from certain aluminiferous rocks."

    Shea Butter and Other Nondairy Foolers

  • I was just wondering if - are some ideas being investigated in space-time recently, in terms of the Higgs field and the Higgs Boson, are these in some way kind of a revisiting of the idea of aluminiferous ether, as they used to talk about?

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  • Maniquarez and the aluminiferous slates of Chaparuparu, the connexion between tertiary strata and bituminous clay seemed to me somewhat problematical.

    Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America

  • During a second excursion to Maniquarez and the aluminiferous slates of Chaparuparu, the connexion between tertiary strata and bituminous clay seemed to me somewhat problematical.

    Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America, During the Year 1799-1804 — Volume 3

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