- a rose-red variety of spinel.
Origin of balas
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Page 167, line 67, and seq.—'Carbuncle and Balas ruby,' etc.Parzival (vol. 2 of 2)
Wolfram von Eschenback
But in the battle in which Balas was overthrown, the Egyptian king also received his death wound.
Egypt was the defeat and downfal of Balas, although it cost Philometor his life.
And yet his work stands out from the ruck of the contemporary versifiers as a balas ruby among carrots.Martin Eden
Balas, a name used to distinguish the rose-coloured species of ruby from the ruby proper.
- a red variety of spinel, used as a gemstoneAlso called: balas ruby
Word Origin for balas
- Lake Bala a narrow lake in Gwynedd: the largest natural lake in Wales. Length: 6 km (4 miles)