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carat

Definition of carat

  1. variant of karat



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noun car·at \ˈker-ət, ˈka-rət\

Simple Definition of carat

  • : a unit for measuring the weight of jewels (such as diamonds) that is equal to 200 milligrams

Full Definition of carat

  1. :  a unit of weight for precious stones equal to 200 milligrams

Origin of carat

Middle English carrat measure of fineness in gold, from Middle French carat measure of fineness in gold or of weight in gems, from Italian carato, from Arabic qīrāṭ bean pod, a small weight, from Greek keration carob bean, a small weight, from diminutive of kerat-, keras horn — more at horn


First Known Use: 1555

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carat

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noun car·at \ˈker-ət\

Definition of carat

  1. :  a unit of weight for gemstones (as diamonds) equal to 200 milligrams




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