charbon

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French

Noun[edit]

charbon (plural charbons)

  1. A small black spot or mark remaining in the cavity of the corner tooth of a horse after the large spot or mark has become obliterated.
  2. A very contagious and fatal disease of sheep, horses, and cattle.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French charbon, from Latin carbō, carbōnem (coal), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ker (to burn).

Noun[edit]

charbon m (plural charbons)

  1. coal
  2. anthrax

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin carbō, carbōnem (coal).

Noun[edit]

charbon m (oblique plural charbons, nominative singular charbons, nominative plural charbon)

  1. coal

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