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ruby

noun uk   /ˈruː.bi/ us  
[C or U] a transparent, dark red precious stone, often used in jewellery: a ring with a large ruby a ruby necklace/ring [U] ( also ruby red) a dark red colour
ruby
adjective uk   /ˈruː.bi/ ( also ruby red) us  
ruby lips
Translations of “ruby”
in Korean 루비, 홍옥…
in Arabic ياقوت أحْمَر…
in French (de) rubis, rubis, vermeil…
in Turkish yakut…
in Italian rubino…
in Chinese (Traditional) 紅寶石…
in Russian рубин…
in Polish rubin…
in Spanish rubí, color de rubí…
in Portuguese rubi…
in German der Rubin, Rubinen-…, das Rubinrot…
in Catalan robí…
in Japanese ルビー…
in Chinese (Simplified) 红宝石…
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