- a massive, black variety of diamond, found chiefly near São Salvador, Brazil, and formerly used for drilling and other cutting purposes.
Origin of carbonado1
- a piece of meat, fish, etc., scored and broiled.
- to score and broil.
- Archaic. to slash; hack.
Origin of carbonado2
Examples from the Web for carbonado
Historical Examples of carbonado
The pack train was then taken back to near Carbonado for pasture.
The rocks from Carbonado to Carbon River crossing are coal bearing.
One is called the Carbonado mines, which are on the Carbon River.A Report on Washington Territory
William Henry Ruffner
No man in England durst say so much—I would flay him, carbonado him!The Adventures of Roderick Random
Im thinking of saving my money and investing myself in Carbonado stock!Out of the Air
Inez Haynes Irwin
- a piece of meat, fish, etc, scored and grilled
- to score and grill (meat, fish, etc)
- archaic to hack or slash
Word Origin for carbonado
- an inferior dark massive variety of diamond used in industry for polishing and drillingAlso called: black diamond