kris

noun
\ ˈkrēs \

Definition of kris 

: a Malay or Indonesian dagger with a ridged serpentine blade

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During the sultan’s time, Pesarean was famous for the manufacture of Javanese daggers, known as kris. Larry C. Price, National Geographic, "The Toxic Toll of Indonesia's Battery Recyclers," 31 May 2016

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First Known Use of kris

circa 1580, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kris

Malay kĕris

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