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Ruby

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CIDE DICTIONARY

Rubyn. [F. rubis (cf. Pr. robi), LL. rubinus, robinus, fr. L. rubeus red, reddish, akin to ruber. See Rouge, red.].
  •  A precious stone of a carmine red color, sometimes verging to violet, or intermediate between carmine and hyacinth red. It is a red crystallized variety of corundum.  [1913 Webster]
    " Besides the true or Oriental ruby above defined, there are the balas ruby, or ruby spinel, a red variety of spinel, and the rock ruby, a red variety of garnet."  [1913 Webster]
    "Of rubies, sapphires, and pearles white."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The color of a ruby; carmine red; a red tint.  [1913 Webster]
    "The natural ruby of your cheeks."  [1913 Webster]
  •  That which has the color of the ruby, as red wine. Hence, a red blain or carbuncle.  [1913 Webster]
  •  See Agate, n., 2.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Any species of South American humming birds of the genus Clytolæma. The males have a ruby-colored throat or breast.  [1913 Webster]
Ruby of arsenic, Ruby of sulphur (Chem.), a glassy substance of a red color and a variable composition, but always consisting chiefly of the disulphide of arsenic; -- called also ruby sulphur. -- Ruby of zinc (Min.), zinc sulphide; the mineral zinc blende or sphalerite. -- Ruby silver (Min.), red silver. See under Red.
Rubya. 
     Ruby-colored; red; as, ruby lips.  [1913 Webster]
Rubyv. t. 
     To make red; to redden.  Pope.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Ruby, n., adj., & v.
--n. (pl. -ies)
1 a rare precious stone consisting of corundum with a colour varying from deep crimson or purple to pale rose.
2 a glowing purple-tinged red colour.
--adj. of this colour.
--v.tr. (-ies, -ied) dye or tinge ruby-colour.

Idiom
ruby glass glass coloured with oxides of copper, iron, lead, tin, etc. ruby-tail a wasp, Chrysis ignita, with a ruby-coloured hinder part. ruby wedding the fortieth anniversary of a wedding.
Etymology
ME f. OF rubi f. med.L rubinus (lapis) red (stone), rel. to L rubeus red

THESAURUS

Ruby

Titian, Titian-red, adamant, agate, alexandrite, amethyst, aquamarine, beryl, bloodstone, bricky, brilliant, carbuncle, cardinal, carmine, carnation, carnelian, cerise, chalcedony, cherry, cherry-colored, cherry-red, chrysoberyl, chrysolite, citrine, coral, crimson, damask, demantoid, diamond, emerald, ferruginous, fiery, fire-red, flame-colored, flame-red, flaming, garnet, girasol, glowing, gules, harlequin opal, heliotrope, hot, hyacinth, incarmined, incarnadine, inflamed, infrared, iron-red, jade, jadestone, jargoon, jasper, lake-colored, laky, lapis lazuli, lateritious, lobster-red, lurid, maroon, moonstone, morganite, onyx, opal, peridot, plasma, port-wine, puce, red, red-dyed, red-looking, reddened, reddish, reddish-amber, reddish-brown, rose quartz, rubicund, rubify, rubiginous, rubric, rubricose, ruby-colored, ruby-red, ruddied, ruddle, ruddy, rufescent, rufous, rust, rust-red, rusty, sapphire, sard, sardonyx, scarlet, spinel, spinel ruby, stammel, tile-red, topaz, turquoise, vermilion, vinaceous, warm, wine, wine-colored, wine-red

ROGET THESAURUS

Ruby

Goodness

N goodness, excellence, merit, virtue, value, worth, price, super-excellence, supereminence, superiority, perfection, coup de maitre, masterpiece, chef d'ouvre, prime, flower, cream, elite, pick, A, nonesuch, nonpareil, creme de la creme, flower of the flock, cock of the roost, salt of the earth, champion, prodigy, tidbit, gem, gem of the first water, bijou, precious stone, jewel, pearl, diamond, ruby, brilliant, treasure, good thing, rara avis, one in a thousand, beneficence, good man, harmless, hurtless, unobnoxious, innocuous, innocent, inoffensive, beneficial, valuable, of value, serviceable, advantageous, edifying, profitable, salutary, favorable, propitious fair, good, good as gold, excellent, better, superior, above par, nice, fine, genuine, best, choice, select, picked, elect, recherche, rare, priceless, unparagoned, unparalleled, superlatively, good, bully, crackajack, giltedged, superfine, superexcellent, of the first water, first-rate, first-class, high- wrought, exquisite, very best, crack, prime, tiptop, capital, cardinal, standard, inimitable, admirable, estimable, praiseworthy, pleasing, couleur de rose, precious, of great price, costly, worth its weight in gold, worth a Jew's eye, priceless, invaluable, inestimable, precious as the apple of the eye, tolerable, up to the mark, unexceptionable, unobjectionable, satisfactory, tidy, in good condition, in fair condition, fresh, sound, beneficially, well, Jewels five words long, long may such goodness live!, the luxury of doing good.

Jewelry

N jewel, jewelry, jewellery, bijoutry, bijou, bijouterie, trinket, fine jewelry, costume jewelry, junk jewelry, gem, gemstone, precious stone, necklace, bracelet, anklet, earring, locket, pendant, charm bracelet, ring, pinky ring, carcanet, chain, chatelaine, broach, pin, lapel pin, torque, diamond, brilliant, rock, beryl, emerald, chalcedony, agate, heliotrope, girasol, girasole, onyx, plasma, sard, sardonyx, garnet, lapis lazuli, opal, peridot, tourmaline, chrysolite, sapphire, ruby, synthetic ruby, spinel, spinelle, balais, oriental, oriental topaz, turquois, turquoise, zircon, cubic zirconia, jacinth, hyacinth, carbuncle, amethyst, alexandrite, cat's eye, bloodstone, hematite, jasper, moonstone, sunstone, pearl, cultured pearl, fresh-water pearl, mother of pearl, coral, jeweler, gemologist, minerologist, lapidary, lapidarian, gemology, gemmology, minerology, bejeweled, diamond, (gemstones), gemological.

Redness

N redness, red, scarlet, vermilion, carmine, crimson, pink, lake, maroon, carnation, couleur de rose, rose du Barry, magenta, damask, purple, flesh color, flesh tint, color, fresh color, high color, warmth, gules, ruby, carbuncle, rose, rust, iron mold, cinnabar, cochineal, fuchsine, ruddle, madder, Indian red, light red, Venetian red, red ink, annotto, annatto, realgar, minium, red lead, redness, rubescence, rubicundity, rubification, erubescence, blush, red, reddish, rufous, ruddy, florid, incarnadine, sanguine, rosy, roseate, blowzy, blowed, burnt, rubicund, rubiform, lurid, stammell blood red, russet buff, murrey, carroty, sorrel, lateritious, rubineous, rubricate, rubricose, rufulous, rose-colored, ruby-colored, cherry-colored, claret-colored, flame- colored, flesh-colored, peach-colored, salmon-colored, brick-colored, brick-colored, dust-colored, blushing, erubescent, reddened, red as fire, red as blood, red as scarlet, red as a turkey cock, red as a lobster, warm, hot, foxy.


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