rubicelle

noun

ru·​bi·​celle
¦rübə¦sel
plural -s
: a ruby spinel of a yellow or orange-red color

Word History

Etymology

alteration of earlier rubacelle, probably from French, diminutive of rubace rubasse

First Known Use

1653, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rubicelle was in 1653

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“Rubicelle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rubicelle. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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