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carbuncle

1. a red precious stone, usually sapphire or garnet

2. a painful, often pustulant, skin inflammation


Sightings:

He sparkles and shines. Is that enough?

Found inside a goose

A bad case of red-eye

Gem lore and more

"After conquerors follow thieves ..." — the rear-guard at Waterloo

What do they look like?
Perhaps like a pomegranate seed ... or a boil or blister ... or pear-shaped and fiery

I've seen better orchids

It's enough to make you stop drinking .

Athletes get 'em

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