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rubellite

[roo-bel-ahyt, roo-buh-lahyt]
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noun
  1. a deep-red variety of tourmaline, used as a gem.
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Origin of rubellite

1790–1800; < Latin rubell(us) reddish (see rubella) + -ite1
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rubellite

noun
  1. a red transparent variety of tourmaline, used as a gemstone
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Word Origin

C18: from Latin rubellus reddish
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