bustamente furnace

noun

bu·​sta·​men·​te furnace
¦büstə¦mentē-
: a shaft furnace for roasting quicksilver ores that has aludels for condensing the vapors

called also aludel furnace

Word History

Etymology

after Juan Alonso de Bustamante, 18th century Spanish metallurgist

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“Bustamente furnace.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bustamente%20furnace. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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