From alkal(i) + -ine a suffix denoting "of or pertaining to," "of the nature of," "like."
From qalyâ, → alkali, + -yi adj. suffix.
alkaline earth metal
felez-e qalyâyi-ye xâki (#)
Fr.: terre alcaline
Any of the metallic chemical elements belonging to group 2 of the → periodic table; i.e. → beryllium, → magnesium, → calcium, → strontium, → barium, and → radium. They are not found free in the nature because they are highly reactive.