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Definition of Ruby


  1. A precious stone of a carmine red color, sometimes verging to violet, or intermediate between carmine and hyacinth red. It is a red crystallized variety of corundum.
  2. The color of a ruby; carmine red; a red tint.
  3. That which has the color of the ruby, as red wine. Hence, a red blain or carbuncle.
  4. See Agate, n., 2.
  5. Any species of South American humming birds of the genus Clytolaema. The males have a ruby-colored throat or breast.
  6. Ruby-colored; red; as, ruby lips.
  7. To make red; to redden.
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Ruby Translations

ruby in Afrikaans is robyn
ruby in Dutch is robijn
ruby in French is rubis
ruby in German is rubinrot, Rubin
ruby in Italian is rubino
ruby in Swedish is rubin