carbuncle (n.)
fiery red precious stone
CE III.ii.142[Dromio of Syracuse to Antipholus of Syracuse, of the kitchen wench's nose] all o'er embellished with rubies, carbuncles, sapphires [i.e. inflammations; also: sense 2]
Cor I.iv.57[Lartius as if to Martius] A carbuncle entire, as big as thou art, / Were not so rich a jewel
Cym V.v.189[Iachimo to Cymbeline, of Posthumus' ring] had it been a carbuncle / Of Phoebus' wheel
Ham II.ii.461[Hamlet to First Player, quoting lines about Pyrrhus] With eyes like carbuncles
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