a massive, black variety of diamond, found chiefly near São Salvador, Brazil, and formerly used for drilling and other cutting purposes.
Other definitions for carbonado (2 of 2)
a piece of meat, fish, etc., scored and broiled.
to score and broil.
Archaic. to slash; hack.
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How to use carbonado in a sentence
And then added with a grim smile, "But we'll see if an Englishman will not make as good a carbonado as a Portuguese!"Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2) | Charles Lever
Ilmenite has sometimes been mistaken in the South African mines for carbonado.
The largest piece of carbonado ever recorded was found in Bahia in 1895, and weighed 3150 carats.
Extensive mines are worked at carbonado, and test shafts have been opened at a few localities near the trail which we followed.Mount Rainier | Various
It is almost exclusively in the mines of Bahia, and in particular in the Cincora district, that the valuable carbonado is found.
British Dictionary definitions for carbonado (1 of 2)
a piece of meat, fish, etc, scored and grilled
to score and grill (meat, fish, etc)
archaic to hack or slash
British Dictionary definitions for carbonado (2 of 2)
an inferior dark massive variety of diamond used in industry for polishing and drilling: Also called: black diamond
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