What does the word carbuncle mean?

Usage examples for carbuncle

  1. It was finally understood that Haddam witches, who practised black magic, met the Moodus witches, who used white magic, in a cave beneath Mount Tom, and fought them in the light of a great carbuncle that was fastened to the roof. – Tales Of Puritan Land Myths And Legends Of Our Own Land, Volume 4. by Charles M. Skinner
  2. For the last two or three years there had been friendship between him and Mrs. Carbuncle; and during the last season he had become almost intimate with our Lizzie. – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  3. Mrs. Carbuncle smiled and nodded her head. – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope