As nouns the difference between caruncle and carbuncle
is that caruncle
is a small, fleshy excrescence that is a normal part of an animal's anatomy while carbuncle
is a deep-red or fiery colored garnet or other dark red precious stone, especially when cut cabochon.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
A small, fleshy excrescence that is a normal part of an animal's anatomy
A similar excrescence near the hilum of some seeds
* (excrescence on seed) elaiosome
* (skin on head of birds) comb, cockscomb, crest, snood, wattle
* dewlap, frill
(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.