Tutty meaning

tŭt'ē
Crude zinc oxide obtained from the flues of smelting furnaces.
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A powdered form of impure zinc oxide used for polishing.
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An impure zinc oxide obtained as a sublimate from the flues of zinc-smelting furnaces and used as a polishing powder.
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Origin of tutty

  • Middle English tutie from Old French from Arabic tūtīyā from Persian from Sanskrit tuttham blue vitriol probably of Dravidian origin Kannada tutta
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • French tutie; compare Spanish tutia, atutia, from Latin tutia, from Arabic توتياء (tÅ«tiyāʾ), from Persian توتیا (tÅ«tiyā), from Sanskrit तुत्था (tuttha)
    From Wiktionary