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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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at hearth
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