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'''Carbuncle''' is the medieval term for a dark red gemstone. [[Pliny]] describes the carbuncle as resembling a "glowing red coal". Among the stones classed as carbuncles were [[ruby]], [[garnet]], and [[spinel]].
 
'''Carbuncle''' is the medieval term for a dark red gemstone. [[Pliny]] describes the carbuncle as resembling a "glowing red coal". Among the stones classed as carbuncles were [[ruby]], [[garnet]], and [[spinel]].
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Carbuncle is the medieval term for a dark red gemstone. Pliny describes the carbuncle as resembling a "glowing red coal". Among the stones classed as carbuncles were ruby, garnet, and spinel.