Definition of carbonado in English:


Syllabification: car·bo·na·do
Pronunciation: /ˌkärbəˈnādō, -ˈnädō

noun (plural carbonados)

  • A dark opaque diamond, used in abrasives and cutting tools. Compare with bort.
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    • Large Brazilian carbonados include the Carbonado Casco de Barro, Carbonado do Sergio, and Carbonado Xique-Xique.
    • Heaney and Vicenzi both work with rare diamonds known as carbonados, which are found only in Brazil and central Africa.
    • Black or gray-black, massive, granular to compact bort is known as carbonado.


mid 19th century: from Portuguese.

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