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tutty

[tuht-ee] /ˈtʌt i/
noun
1.
an impure oxide of zinc obtained from the flues of smelting furnaces, or a similar substance occurring as a native mineral, used chiefly as a polishing powder.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English tutie < Middle French < Medieval Latin tūtia < Arabic tūtiyā oxide of zinc < Persian < Sanskrit tuttham blue vitriol
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tutty

/ˈtʌtɪ/
noun
1.
finely powdered impure zinc oxide obtained from the flues of zinc-smelting furnaces and used as a polishing powder
Word Origin
C14: from Old French tutie, from Arabic tūtiyā, probably from Persian, from Sanskrit tuttha
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