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noun, plural bloom·er·ies.
  1. Metalworking. a hearth for smelting iron in blooms of pasty consistency by means of charcoal.
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Origin of bloomery

First recorded in 1575–85; bloom2 + -ery
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Examples from the Web for bloomery

Historical Examples

  • The anger he might have felt at Bloomery Gap had long passed away.

    The Long Roll

    Mary Johnston

  • When a Catalan forge is employed in making blooms, it is called a bloomery.

  • A bloomery fire does not require more than 2000 acres of woodland, while a blast furnace will use the charcoal of 5000.

  • Bog iron is also believed to have been used at a bloomery near Golspie, Sutherlandshire.

    Gairloch In North-West Ross-Shire

    John H. Dixon, F.S.A. Scot

  • Old inhabitants have a tradition that there was a bloomery in Tollie bay on Loch Maree.

    Gairloch In North-West Ross-Shire

    John H. Dixon, F.S.A. Scot

British Dictionary definitions for bloomery


noun plural -eries
  1. a place in which malleable iron is produced directly from iron ore
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