plural noun
Car·​bo·​na·​ri | \ ˌkärbəˈnärē \

Definition of Carbonari

: the members of a secret political association organized in the early 19th century in Italy to establish a republic

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History and Etymology for Carbonari

Italian, plural of Carbonaro, from Italian dialect carbonaro charcoal burner or seller, from Latin carbonarius charcoal burner, from carbon-, carbo charcoal, ember + -arius -ary

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“Carbonari.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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