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English definition of “carbuncle”


noun [C] uk   /ˈkɑː.bʌŋ.kl̩/ us    /ˈkɑːr-/

carbuncle noun [C] (SWELLING)

a large painful swelling under the skinSkin complaints and blemishes

carbuncle noun [C] (JEWEL)

a dark red precious stonePrecious and semi-precious stonesTypes of rock
(Definition of carbuncle from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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