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a food having a high carbohydrate content.
Historical Examples

I saw two carbos (cormorants), distinct from any I had hitherto seen, very black, with some white marks.
Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and The William Griffith


A carbohydrate food: She knew she shouldn’t be munching out on carbos like this (1970s+)


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