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noun ru·by \ˈrü-bē\

: a deep red stone that is used in jewelry

: a dark red color

plural rubies

Full Definition of RUBY

1
a :  a precious stone that is a red corundum
b :  something (as a watch bearing) made of ruby
2
a :  the dark red color of the ruby
b :  something resembling a ruby in color

Origin of RUBY

Middle English, from Anglo-French rubi, rubin, from Medieval Latin rubinus, from Latin rubeus reddish; akin to Latin ruber red — more at red
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with RUBY

2ruby

adjective

Definition of RUBY

:  of the color ruby

First Known Use of RUBY

1508
RUBY Defined for Kids

ruby

noun ru·by \ˈrü-bē\
plural rubies

Definition of RUBY for Kids

1
:  a gemstone of a deep red color
2
:  a deep purplish red
July 06, 2015
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