wootz


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wootz \Wootz\ (w[=oo]ts), n. [Perhaps a corruption of Canarese
   ukku steel.]
   A species of steel imported from the East Indies, valued for
   making edge tools; Indian steel. It has in combination a
   minute portion of alumina and silica.
   [1913 Webster]
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