Definition of Carbonado

1. Noun. An inferior dark diamond used in industry for drilling and polishing.

Exact synonyms: Black Diamond
Generic synonyms: Adamant, Diamond

2. Noun. A piece of meat (or fish) that has been scored and broiled.
Generic synonyms: Meat

Definition of Carbonado

1. v. t. To cut (meat) across for frying or broiling; to cut or slice and broil.

2. n. A black variety of diamond, found in Brazil, and used for diamond drills. It occurs in irregular or rounded fragments, rarely distinctly crystallized, with a texture varying from compact to porous.

Definition of Carbonado

1. Noun. Meat or fish that has been scored and broiled. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To cook something in this manner. ¹

3. Noun. A black diamond used in drilling. ¹

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Definition of Carbonado

1. [v -DOED, -DOING, -DOS, -DOES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Carbonado

carbon suboxide
carbon tax
carbon tet
carbon tetrabromide
carbon tetrachloride
carbon tetrafluoride
carbon tetrahalide
carbon tetraiodide
carbon trade
carbon trading
carbon transmitter
carbonaceous chondrite
carbonado (current term)
carbonate dehydratase
carbonate dehydratase inhibitor
carbonate hydro-lyase

Literary usage of Carbonado

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Gem-cutter's Craft by Leopold Claremont (1906)
"The hardness of carbonado is greater than that of crystallized diamond, therefore it is of ... carbonado is found associated with the diamonds of Brazil, ..."

2. Precious Stones and Gems: Their History, Sources and Characteristics by Edwin William Streeter (1898)
"Both the names, carbonado and Carbonate, are clearly misnomers, as chemically, ... carbonado though of slightly less density than the ordinary Diamond, ..."

3. Kettner's Book of the Table: A Manual of Cookery, Practical, Theoretical by Eneas Sweetland Dallas (1877)
"For further remarks turn to the Shoulder of Mutton, which is the principal piece of meat submitted to the carbonado ; and to do justice to the French cooks, ..."

4. The Mineral Industry (1897)
"... garnet, quartz, carborundum, diatomaceous earth, tripoli, pumice, rouge, crushed steel, boart (carbonado), and abrasive stone (whetstone, ..."

5. Abrasives & Abrasive Wheels, Their Nature, Manufacture and Use: A Complete by Frederic Burnham Jacobs (1919)
"Abrasive action — Tools used in truing wheels — Use of bort and carbonado . diamonds in tools — Getting stones in tool — Procedure in truing wheels. ..."

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