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Meaning of ruby

ru•by

Pronunciation: (r'bē), [key]
— n., pl. adj. -bies,
—n.
  1. a red variety of corundum, used as a gem.
  2. something made of this stone or one of its imitations, as a bearing in a watch.
  3. a deep-red port wine.
  4. deep red; carmine.
  5. a 5-point type, nearly corresponding in size to American agate.
—adj.
  1. ruby-colored: ruby lips.
  2. containing or set or adorned with a ruby or rubies: a ruby necklace.

Ru•by

Pronunciation: (r'bē), [key]
— n.
  1. a female given name.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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