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Date: 1800-1900
Language: Modern Latin
Origin: Latin alumen; ALUM

aluminium

noun
     
Related topics: Elements
al‧u‧min‧i‧um British English; a‧lu‧mi‧num American English [uncountable]
HCE a silver-white metal that is very light and is used to make cans, cooking pans, window frames etc. It is a chemical element: symbol Al:
recycled aluminium cans

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