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carbonado

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[ kahr-buh-ney-doh ]
/ ˌkɑr bəˈneɪ doʊ /
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noun, plural car·bo·na·dos, car·bo·na·does.
a massive, black variety of diamond, found chiefly near São Salvador, Brazil, and formerly used for drilling and other cutting purposes.
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Origin of carbonado

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1850–55; <Portuguese: carbonate

Other definitions for carbonado (2 of 2)

carbonado2
[ kahr-buh-ney-doh ]
/ ˌkɑr bəˈneɪ doʊ /

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

Origin of carbonado

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

carbonado1
/ (ˌkɑːbəˈneɪdəʊ, -ˈnɑːdəʊ) /

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 carbón charcoal; see carbon

British Dictionary definitions for carbonado (2 of 2)

carbonado2
/ (ˌkɑːbəˈneɪdəʊ, -ˈnɑːdəʊ) /

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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