carbuncled

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

carbuncle +‎ -ed

Adjective[edit]

carbuncled (comparative more carbuncled, superlative most carbuncled)

  1. Set with carbuncles (red precious stones).
    He has deserved it [armor], were it carbuncled / Like holy Phoebus' car. — Shakespeare.
  2. Affected with a carbuncle or carbuncles; marked with red sores; pimpled and blotched.
    A carbuncled face. — Brome.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.