carbuncle: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (kär'bung-kul), [key]
- a painful circumscribed inflammation of the subcutaneous tissue, resulting in suppuration and sloughing, and having a tendency to spread somewhat like a boil, but more serious in its effects.
- a gemstone, esp. a garnet, cut with a convex back and a cabochon surface.
- a dark grayish, red-brown color.
- any rounded red gem.
- having the color carbuncle.
- carbuncle (Thesaurus)