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bloomery

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From bloom (metal, see etym.3) +‎ -ery

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

bloomery (plural bloomeries)

  1. A forge in which wrought iron is made straight from ore.
    The natives had probably smelted it themselves in their rude bloomeries, ... — Samuel Smiles, "Industrial Biography, Iron Workers and Tool Makers", 1863