[ roo-bel-ahyt, roo-buh-lahyt ]
/ ruˈbɛl aɪt, ˈru bəˌlaɪt /
a deep-red variety of tourmaline, used as a gem.
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Example sentences from the Web for rubellite
The red of the rubellite should not deceive anyone who has ever seen a fine corundum ruby.
Tourmaline of the reddish variety (rubellite) is seldom of a deep red.
British Dictionary definitions for rubellite
/ (ˈruːbɪˌlaɪt, ruːˈbɛl-) /
a red transparent variety of tourmaline, used as a gemstone
Word Origin for rubellite
C18: from Latin rubellus reddish
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