Definition of carbonado in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkärbəˈnādō/

noun (plural carbonados)

A dark opaque diamond, used in abrasives and cutting tools. Compare with bort.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with carbonado

dado, Feydeau, gambado, Oviedo, Toledo, tornado
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