bloomery

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

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