Carbonadoes
Carbonado Car`bo*na"do, n.; pl. {Carbonadoes}. [Pg., carbonated.] (Min.) A black variety of diamond, found in Brazil, and used for diamond drills. It occurs in irregular or rounded fragments, rarely distinctly crystallized, with a texture varying from compact to porous. [1913 Webster]

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  • carbonado — carbonado1 /kahr beuh nay doh/, n., pl. carbonados, carbonadoes. a massive, black variety of diamond, found chiefly near São Salvador, Brazil, and formerly used for drilling and other cutting purposes. [1850 55; < Pg: CARBONATE] carbonado2 /kahr… …   Universalium

  • Carbonado — Car bo*na do, n.; pl. {Carbonadoes}. [Pg., carbonated.] (Min.) A black variety of diamond, found in Brazil, and used for diamond drills. It occurs in irregular or rounded fragments, rarely distinctly crystallized, with a texture varying from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • carbonado — /kabəˈneɪdoʊ/ (say kahbuh naydoh) noun (plural carbonados or carbonadoes) 1. a piece of meat, fish, etc., scored and broiled. 2. an opaque, dark coloured, massive form of diamond, found chiefly in Brazil, and used for drills; black diamond. –verb …   Australian English dictionary

  • carbonado — [kär΄bə nā′dō, kär΄bənä′dō] n. pl. carbonadoes or carbonados [Sp carbonada < carbón, charcoal < L carbo: see CARBON] 1. Archaic a piece of meat, often fish or fowl, scored and broileda piece of meat, often fish or fowl, scored and broiled 2 …   English World dictionary

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