Imperfectly crystallized or coarse diamonds or fragments manufactured in cutting good diamonds which are paid off to dust and used in lapidary work
- Imperfectly crystallized or coarse diamonds, or fragments produced in cutting great diamonds that are paid off to powder and found in lapidary work.
Name Origin: English
Name Gender: Male
"waste diamonds, tiny potato chips from diamond-cutting," of unknown origin, maybe linked to Old French bort "bastard."
(n.) Imperfectly crystallized or coarse diamonds, or fragments made in cutting good diamonds which are decreased to dust and used in lapidary work.
Both bort and carbonado seem to be really aggregates of crystallized diamond, but the carbonado is so nearly structureless that it was till recently regarded as an amorphous modification of carbon.