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).
  2. Affected with a carbuncle or carbuncles; marked with red sores; pimpled and blotched.
    • 1661, Alexander Brome, "Song VI" in Songs and other Poems
      a carbuncled face

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for carbuncled in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)