Definition of conflict diamond noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


conflict diamond

BrE BrE//ˈkɒnflɪkt daɪəmənd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːnflɪkt daɪəmənd//
(also blood diamond)
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a diamond that has not been shaped by cutting and that is sold illegally to provide money for an armed conflict The organization is trying to combat trade in conflict diamonds in the war zone.