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carbuncle

Definitions of carbuncle
  1. noun
    deep-red cabochon garnet cut without facets
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    type of:
    garnet
    any of a group of hard glassy minerals (silicates of various metals) used as gemstones and as an abrasive
  2. noun
    an infection larger than a boil and with several openings for discharge of pus
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    type of:
    staphylococcal infection
    an infection with staphylococcus bacteria; usually marked by abscess formation
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