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rubellite

[ roo-bel-ahyt, roo-buh-lahyt ]
/ ruˈbɛl aɪt, ˈru bəˌlaɪt /
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noun
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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British Dictionary definitions for rubellite

rubellite
/ (ˈruːbɪˌlaɪt, ruːˈbɛl-) /

noun
a red transparent variety of tourmaline, used as a gemstone

Word Origin for rubellite

C18: from Latin rubellus reddish
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