balas


bal·as

noun \ˈba-ləs\

Definition of BALAS

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

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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