Origin of carbo
by shortening; cf. -o
- a combining form used in the names of chemical compounds in which carbon is present: carbohydrate.
Also especially before a vowel, carb-.
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Examples from the Web for carbo
The defense of Opimius was undertaken by the renegade Carbo.The Two Great Republics: Rome and the United States
James Hamilton Lewis
On the coast they nest the same as carbo and in company with them on rocky islands.The Bird Book
Chester A. Reed
Carbo, who had succeeded Cinna, was as bitter against him as Cinna had been.Ancient Rome
Mary Agnes Hamilton
Does he fear the fate of Carbo and Cæpio, who were defeated by the enemy?Plutarch's Lives, Volume II
Aubrey Stewart & George Long
Not satisfied with a seat and voice in the senate, Carbo wished that the renewing of their dignity should be passed into a law.A Manual of Ancient History
A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren
before a vowel carb-
- carboncarbohydrate; carbonate
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Word Origin and History for carbo
before vowels carb-, comb. form meaning "Carbon," abstracted 1810 from carbon.
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