mokum

noun
mo·​kum
variants: or mokume \ ˈmōkəm \
plural -s

Definition of mokum

: a Japanese alloy used in decorative work on gold and silver

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History and Etymology for mokum

Japanese mokume, literally, wood grain

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“Mokum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mokum. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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