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blood diamond

Syllabification: blood dia·mond

Definition of blood diamond in English:

noun

Another term for conflict diamond.
Example sentences
  • The body in charge of certifying minerals for export has set up three branches in formerly rebel-held areas to combat the trade in illicit blood diamonds, a spokesperson said on Monday.
  • Conflicts have raged for decades fuelled by illegal foreign arms imports and blood diamonds.
  • But monitoring the sales of coltan is far harder than monitoring the sale of "blood diamonds" or the furs which used to wrap themselves around the shoulders of the famous.

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