Meaning of “carbuncle” in the English Dictionary

"carbuncle" in British English

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carbunclenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɑː.bʌŋ.kəl/ us /ˈkɑːr.bʌŋ.kəl/

carbuncle noun [ C ] (SWELLING)

a large painful swelling under the skin

carbuncle noun [ C ] (JEWEL)

(Definition of “carbuncle” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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