Charbocle
Charbocle Char"bo*cle, n. Carbuncle. [Written also {Charboncle}.] [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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  • charbocle — charbocle, oncle, okel, ucle, ugle, ukkil obs. ff. carbuncle …   Useful english dictionary

  • Charboncle — Charbocle Char bo*cle, n. Carbuncle. [Written also {Charboncle}.] [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • carbuncle — early 13c., fiery jewel, from O.N.Fr. carbuncle (O.Fr. charbocle) carbuncle stone, also carbuncle, boil, from L. carbunculus red gem, also red, inflamed spot, lit. a little coal, from carbo (gen. carbonis) coal (see CARBON (Cf. carbon)).… …   Etymology dictionary

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