As nouns the difference between abyss and carbuncle
is that abyss
is hell; the bottomless pit; primeval chaos; a confined subterranean ocean
[ while carbuncle is (archaic) a deep-red or fiery colored garnet or other dark red precious stone, especially when cut cabochon. ]
* abysm, abime
Hell; the bottomless pit; primeval chaos; a confined subterranean ocean.
(frequently, figurative) A bottomless or unfathomed depth, gulf, or chasm; hence, any deep, immeasurable; any void space. [ ]
Anything infinite, immeasurable, or profound. [ ]
Moral depravity; vast intellectual or moral depth.
An impending catastrophic happening.
(heraldry) The center of an escutcheon.
* (impending catastrophic happening) It is typically preceded by the word the .
(archaic) A deep-red or fiery colored garnet or other dark red precious stone, especially when cut cabochon.
* 1602 . , act 2 scene 2 line 401:
* 1611 . Old Testament , King James Version, Isaiah 54:12:
- With eyes like carbuncles , the hellish Pyrrhus...
An abscess larger than a boil, usually with one or more openings draining pus onto the skin. It is usually caused by bacterial infection.
(heraldiccharge) A charge or bearing supposed to represent the precious stone, with eight sceptres or staves radiating from a common centre; an escarbuncle.
- And I will make thy windows of agates, and thy gates of carbuncles , and all thy borders of pleasant stones.