bort definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
a flawed diamond used only for industrial purposes, esp. in crushed form for grinding and polishing
sometimes called bortz
Origin: probably via Dutch boort ; from Old French bourt, bastard ; from Classical Latin burdus, hinny
bort definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Poorly crystallized diamonds used for industrial cutting and abrasion.
- A carbonado.
Origin: Probably from Dutch boort.
- bortˈy adjective