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carbonado

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[ kahr-buh-ney-doh ]
/ 藢k蓱r b蓹藞ne瑟 do蕣 /
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noun, plural car路bo路na路dos, car路bo路na路does.
a massive, black variety of diamond, found chiefly near S茫o Salvador, Brazil, and formerly used for drilling and other cutting purposes.
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Origin of carbonado

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1850鈥55; <Portuguese: carbonate

Other definitions for carbonado (2 of 2)

carbonado2
[ kahr-buh-ney-doh ]
/ 藢k蓱r b蓹藞ne瑟 do蕣 /

noun, plural car路bo路na路does, car路bo路na路dos.
a piece of meat, fish, etc., scored and broiled.
verb (used with object), car路bo路na路doed, car路bo路na路do路ing.
to score and broil.
Archaic. to slash; hack.

Origin of carbonado

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1580鈥90; <Spanish carbonada, equivalent to carb贸n charcoal (see carbon) + -ada-ade1
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British Dictionary definitions for carbonado (1 of 2)

carbonado1
/ (藢k蓱藧b蓹藞ne瑟d蓹蕣, -藞n蓱藧d蓹蕣) /

noun plural -does or -dos
a piece of meat, fish, etc, scored and grilled
verb -dos, -doing or -doed (tr)
to score and grill (meat, fish, etc)
archaic to hack or slash

Word Origin for carbonado

C16: from Spanish carbonada, from carb贸n charcoal; see carbon

British Dictionary definitions for carbonado (2 of 2)

carbonado2
/ (藢k蓱藧b蓹藞ne瑟d蓹蕣, -藞n蓱藧d蓹蕣) /

noun plural -dos or -does
an inferior dark massive variety of diamond used in industry for polishing and drillingAlso called: black diamond

Word Origin for carbonado

Portuguese, literally: carbonated
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