wootz

noun
\ ˈwüts \
variants: or wootz steel
plural -es

Definition of wootz

: a steel made anciently in India by crude methods in small crucibles according to the oldest known process for making fused steel

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History and Etymology for wootz

perhaps a mistranscription of wook, borrowed from Kannada urku, ukku “something melted, fused metal, steel”

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“Wootz.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wootz. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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