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Definition of ruby:

  1. 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.
  2. Any species of South American humming birds of the genus Clytolaema. The males have a ruby- colored throat or breast.
  3. Ruby- colored; red; as, ruby lips.
  4. See Agate, n., 2.
  5. That which has the color of the ruby, as red wine. Hence, a red blain or carbuncle.
  6. The color of a ruby; carmine red; a red tint.
  7. To make red; to redden.

Synonyms:

blood-red, cherry red, red-faced, red, reddish, chromatic, violent, cherry, ruddy, reddened, carmine, crimson, ruby-red, sanguine, deep red, scarlet, rubicund, florid, cerise.

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