Definition of ruby:
- 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.
- Any species of South American humming birds of the genus Clytolaema. The males have a ruby- colored throat or breast.
- Ruby- colored; red; as, ruby lips.
- See Agate, n., 2.
- That which has the color of the ruby, as red wine. Hence, a red blain or carbuncle.
- The color of a ruby; carmine red; a red tint.
- To make red; to redden.
- gem (part of speech: noun)
- red (part of speech: adjective)
- gems (part of speech: noun)
- "The Story of the Other Wise Man", Henry Van Dyke.
- "Youth and the Bright Medusa", Willa Cather.
- "The Lighthouse", Robert Ballantyne.