Escarbuncle
Escarbuncle Es*car"bun*cle, n. [OF. escarbuncle, F. escaboucle.] (Her.) See {Carbuncle}, 3. [1913 Webster]

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  • escarbuncle — Carbuncle Car bun*cle, n. [L. carbunculus a little coal, a bright kind of precious stone, a kind of tumor, dim. of carbo coal: cf. F. carboncle. See {Carbon}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Min.) A beautiful gem of a deep red color (with a mixture of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • escarbuncle — ə̇ˈs, eˈs+ noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French escarbuncle, escarboncle, modification (probably influenced by esmeraude emerald) of Latin carbunculus dark red precious stone, small coal more at carbuncle : a heraldic charge… …   Useful english dictionary

  • escarbuncle — es·carbuncle …   English syllables

  • Charge (heraldry) — For a more comprehensive list, see List of heraldic charges. Shield Field Supporter Supporter Motto (Scotland) …   Wikipedia

  • Heraldry of the Holy Roman Empire — The Quarter Eagle, hand coloured woodcut (c. 1510) by Hans Burgkmair. One rendition of the coat of the country was the Quaternion Eagle printed by David de Negker of Augsburg, after a 1510 woodcut by Hans Burgkmair. It showed a selection of 56… …   Wikipedia

  • escarboucle — [ ɛskarbukl ] n. f. • eschaboucle 1125 ; altér., d apr. boucle, de l a. fr. escarbuncle, de carbuncle (1080), lat. carbunculus, dimin. de carbo « charbon » 1 ♦ Vx Variété de grenat rouge foncé d un vif éclat. Un rayon « scintillait comme une… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • escarboucle — (è skar bou kl ; Chifflet, Gramm. p. 238, dit qu on prononçait indifféremment escarboucle et écarboucle) s. f. 1°   Nom que les anciens donnaient aux rubis.    Par extension. •   Quand j observe ces nuits si pures, si tranquilles, Où le ciel est… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • anthrax — Carbuncle Car bun*cle, n. [L. carbunculus a little coal, a bright kind of precious stone, a kind of tumor, dim. of carbo coal: cf. F. carboncle. See {Carbon}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Min.) A beautiful gem of a deep red color (with a mixture of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Carbuncle — Car bun*cle, n. [L. carbunculus a little coal, a bright kind of precious stone, a kind of tumor, dim. of carbo coal: cf. F. carboncle. See {Carbon}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Min.) A beautiful gem of a deep red color (with a mixture of scarlet) called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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