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noun 
  1. (archaic) A deep-red or fiery colored garnet or other dark red precious stone, especially when cut cabochon.
    • 1602. s:Hamlet, Hamlet by w:William Shakespeare, William Shakespeare, act 2 scene 2 line 401:
    • : With eyes like carbuncles, the hellish Pyrrhus...
    • 1611. Old Testament, King James Version, Isaiah 54:12:
    • :And I will make thy windows of agates, and thy gates of carbuncles, and all thy borders of pleasant stones.
      1. An abscess larger than a boil, usually with one or more openings draining pus onto the skin. It is usually caused by bacterial infection.
Translations: 
  • Spanish: acumulación de foríºnculos

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