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CARBUNCLE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does carbuncle mean? 

CARBUNCLE (noun)
  The noun CARBUNCLE has 2 senses:

1. deep-red cabochon garnet cut without facets
2. an infection larger than a boil and with several openings for discharge of pus

  Familiarity information: CARBUNCLE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CARBUNCLE (noun)


Sense 1carbuncle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Deep-red cabochon garnet cut without facets

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("carbuncle" is a kind of...):

garnet (any of a group of hard glassy minerals (silicates of various metals) used as gemstones and as an abrasive)


Sense 2carbuncle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An infection larger than a boil and with several openings for discharge of pus

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("carbuncle" is a kind of...):

staphylococcal infection (an infection with staphylococcus bacteria; usually marked by abscess formation)


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