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A whitish mineral typically occurring in opaque, clay-like masses and consisting of a hydrated basic sulphate of aluminium.
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.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.