Carbonari

Carbonari

[kahr-buh-nahr-ee; Italian kahr-baw-nah-ree]
plural noun, singular Carbonaro [kahr-buh-nahr-oh; Italian kahr-baw-nah-raw] . European History.
the members of a secret political society in the early part of the 19th century, active in Italy, France, and Spain.

Origin:
1815–25; < Italian, plural of carbonaro charcoal burner < Latin carbōnār(ius), equivalent to carbōn- (stem of carbō) charcoal + -ārius -ary

Carbonarism, noun
Carbonarist, noun, adjective
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Carbonari (ˌkɑːbəˈnɑːrɪ)
 
pl n , sing -naro
a secret political society with liberal republican aims, originating in S Italy about 1811 and particularly engaged in the struggle for Italian unification
 
[C19: from Italian, plural of carbonaro seller or burner of charcoal, name adopted by the society]

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