American ruby

noun

Definition of American ruby

: a garnet cut from pyrope found in Arizona and New Mexico

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First Known Use of American ruby

1889, in the meaning defined above

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“American ruby.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/American%20ruby. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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