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car·bun·cle

 (kär′bŭng′kəl)
n.
1. A painful localized bacterial infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissue that usually has several openings through which pus is discharged.
2.
a. A red precious stone, especially a deep-red garnet cut as a cabochon.
b. A mythical gemstone said to emit light even in total darkness.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin carbunculus, small glowing ember, carbuncle, diminutive of carbō, carbōn-, coal; see ker- in Indo-European roots.]

car′bun′cled adj.
car·bun′cu·lar (-kyə-lər) adj.

carbuncle

(ˈkɑːˌbʌŋkəl)
n
1. (Pathology) an extensive skin eruption, similar to but larger than a boil, with several openings: caused by staphylococcal infection
2. (Jewellery) a rounded gemstone, esp a garnet cut without facets
3. (Colours) a dark reddish-greyish-brown colour
[C13: from Latin carbunculus diminutive of carbō coal]
ˈcarˌbuncled adj
carbuncular adj

car•bun•cle

(ˈkɑr bʌŋ kəl)

n.
1. a local skin inflammation of deep interconnected boils.
2. a cabochon-cut garnet.
3. Obs. any rounded red gem.
[1150–1200; Middle English < Anglo-French < Latin carbunculus kind of precious stone, tumor, literally, live coal =carbōn-, s. of carbō burning charcoal + -culus -cule1]
car′bun•cled, adj.
car•bun′cu•lar, adj.

Carbuncle

1. A large, deep boil.
2. A red gemstone, generally a ruby or a garnet. However, Sherlock Holmes once had a case involving a blue carbuncle.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carbuncle - deep-red cabochon garnet cut without facets
garnet - any of a group of hard glassy minerals (silicates of various metals) used as gemstones and as an abrasive
2.carbuncle - an infection larger than a boil and with several openings for discharge of pus
staphylococcal infection - an infection with staphylococcus bacteria; usually marked by abscess formation
Translations
carboucleescarboucle

carbuncle

[ˈkɑːbʌŋkl] N
1. (Med) → carbunc(l)o m
2. (= ruby) → carbúnculo m, carbunco m

carbuncle

n
(Med) → Karbunkel m
(= jewel)Karfunkel(stein) m

carbuncle

[ˈkɑːˌbʌŋkl] n (Med) → foruncolo

car·bun·cle

n. carbunco, furúnculo, infl. con pus,
pop. avispero.

carbuncle

n ántrax m, infección f de varios folículos pilosos cercanos
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