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1. A multiple-headed boil.
2. A group of boils is known as a carbuncle.
3. A red gemstone, especially a garnet, which is smoothly rounded and polished.
4. Etymology: from Old French charbu(n)cle and Latin carbunculus, "small coal"(carbon- "coal").
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(Greek: coal, charcoal, carbuncle; carbon-dioxide)