Wootz meaning

wo͝ots
A hard, high-carbon steel developed in India around 300 bc , used in the production of Damascus steel.
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Origin of wootz

  • Probably from a misreading of an English transcription of Kannada ukku, urku steel Tamil uruku to melt urukku melted thing, steel

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition