blood diamond

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blood diamond

n.
A diamond that has been mined in an area undergoing a civil war or other internal conflict, the profits of which help finance the war or conflict. Also called conflict diamond.

blood diamond

n
a diamond sold to help finance a military campaign. Also called: conflict diamond
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