balas

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noun bal·as \ˈba-ləs\

Definition of balas

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

Origin and Etymology of balas

Middle English, from Medieval 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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rude, impolite, or socially unacceptable

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