rubicelle

noun
ru·​bi·​celle | \ ¦rübə¦sel \
plural -s

Definition of rubicelle

: a ruby spinel of a yellow or orange-red color

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First Known Use of rubicelle

1653, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rubicelle

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

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“Rubicelle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rubicelle. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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