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Definition of carbuncle noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    carbuncle

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈkɑrˌbʌŋkl//
     
     
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  1. 1a large painful swelling under the skin
  2. 2a bright red jewel, usually cut into a round shape
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: carbuncle