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balas

noun bal·as \ˈba-ləs\

Definition of BALAS

:  a ruby spinel of a pale rose-red or orange
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Origin of BALAS

Middle English, from Middle French balais, from Medieval Latin balagius, balascius, from Arabic balakhsh, from Balakhshān, ancient region of Afghanistan
First Known Use: 15th century

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