[ bloo-muh-ree ]

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

Origin of bloomery

First recorded in 1575–85; bloom2 + -ery

Words Nearby bloomery Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use bloomery in a sentence

  • An hour later when his regiment came down into bloomery Gap, he found the colonel and made his report.

    The Long Roll | Mary Johnston
  • This was the first time he had been thus summoned since that unlucky winter evening at bloomery Gap.

    The Long Roll | Mary Johnston
  • As you say, he made the very man we're talking of do that from bloomery Gap to Romney—and nobody ever knew why.

    The Long Roll | Mary Johnston
  • When a Catalan forge is employed in making blooms, it is called a bloomery.

  • Across the road from this seat and close to the beck are the slag mounds of another bloomery.

    The Book of Coniston | William Gershom Collingwood

British Dictionary definitions for bloomery


/ (ˈbluːmərɪ) /

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

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