Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An impure zinc oxide obtained as a sublimate from the flues of zinc-smelting furnaces and used as a polishing powder.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A powdered form of impure zinc oxide used for polishing

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A yellow or brown amorphous substance obtained as a sublimation product in the flues of smelting furnaces of zinc, and consisting of a crude zinc oxide.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A nose gay; a posy.
  • n. Impure zinc protoxid, collected from the chimneys of smelting-furnaces.

Etymologies

Middle English tutie, from Old French, from Arabic tūtīyā, from Persian, from Sanskrit tuttham, blue vitriol, probably of Dravidian origin; akin to Kannada tutta.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French tutie; compare Spanish tutia, atutia, Latin tutia; all from Persian. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • StEFaN: @tutty: acel serial se numeste battlestar galactica tutty: exista un fundal al site-lui cu o tipa imbracata in rosu si blonda si un tip imbracat la costum

    Blogul iubitorilor de seriale Tv - TvBlog

  • StEFaN: @tutty: acel serial se numeste battlestar galactica tutty: exista un fundal al site-lui cu o tipa imbracata in rosu si blonda si un tip imbracat la costum the jagan eye: iupii, mai un pic si incepe reaper!

    Blogul iubitorilor de seriale Tv - TvBlog

  • When asked to display common ointments made from gourds, lead, sandalwood, and tutty, he could not do so.

    Pestilence and Headcolds: Encountering Illness in Colonial Mexico

  • Oh yeah, that tutty fruity bread and milk bread and bun bread...the list goes on.

    Street Sandwich

  • Washed spodium (tutty?) mixed with grease, and not of a thinner consistence than dough, is to be carefully triturated, and moistened with the juice of unripe raisins; and having dried in the sun, moisten until it is of the consistence of an ointment.

    On Regimen In Acute Diseases

  • It tasted so good, it was almost as awesome as the tutty-fruity laces you used to get at Woolworths!

    medicine

  • They are treated on first appearance by the actual cautery, and, when practicable, by cutting off the joint; the drugs popularly applied are Tutiya (tutty) and verdigris.

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

  • Do have some tutty-frutty, Samantha, it has such a stylish sound to it, so different from good pork and beans and roast beef; I believe you would enjoy it dearly.

    Samantha at the World's Fair

  • Upon the mantle-tree, for I am a pretty curious observer, stood a pot of lambative electuary, with a stick of liquorice, and near it a phial of rose-water, and powder of tutty.

    Isaac Bickerstaff, physician and astrologer

  • Yet again my inner literary snob (she who read's Heat!) came over all tutty and huffy and successfully managed to keep me apart from a book that has had me using matchsticks to prop up my eyelids for the past two evenings, so gripping it is in a falling apart in the golden era of Hollywood kinda way ...

    The BrocanteHome Feed

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