Ruby

Definition of Ruby

Ru´by
n.1.(Min.) 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.
Of rubies, sapphires, and pearles white.
- Chaucer.
2.The color of a ruby; carmine red; a red tint.
The natural ruby of your cheeks.
- Shak.
3.That which has the color of the ruby, as red wine. Hence, a red blain or carbuncle.
4.(Print.) See Agate, n., 2.
5.(Zool.) Any species of South American humming birds of the genus Clytolæma. The males have a ruby-colored throat or breast.
Ruby of arsenic
(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.
a.1.Ruby-colored; red; as, ruby lips.
v. t.1.To make red; to redden.
[imp. & p. p. Rubied ; p. pr. & vb. n. Rubying.]

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