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carbonado1 .
black diamonds, coal.
Historical Examples

The Emerald City of Oz L. Frank Baum
Victory Joseph Conrad
The Mystery of The Barranca Herman Whitaker
The Chauffeur and the Chaperon C. N. Williamson
Ned Wilding’s Disappearance Allen Chapman
Shandygaff Christopher Morley
Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 101, December 5, 1891 Various
To Him That Hath Leroy Scott
The Copy-Cat and Other Stories Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Under the Southern Cross Maturin M. Ballou

another name for carbonado2
(usually pl) a figurative expression for coal


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