Definition of albo-carbon in English:

albo-carbon

noun

historical, rare
  • Naphthalene as used in gas lamps, in which its vapour was mixed with the gas in order to produce a brighter flame. Chiefly attributive in "albo-carbon lamp", "albo-carbon light".

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Dundee Courier & Argus. From classical Latin albus white + -o- + carbon, with allusion to the white colour of the solid form of naphthalene, which is a hydrocarbon.

Pronunciation

albo-carbon

/ˌalbə(ʊ)ˈkɑːbn/