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bloomery

[ bloo-muh-ree ]
/ ˈblu mə ri /
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noun, plural bloom·er·ies.

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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British Dictionary definitions for bloomery

bloomery
/ (ˈbluːmərɪ) /

noun plural -eries

a place in which malleable iron is produced directly from iron ore
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