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ruby

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈruːbi/
a valuable red stone that is used in jewelleryPrecious and semi-precious stonesTypes of rock
Translations of “ruby”
in Arabic ياقوت أحْمَر…
in Korean 루비, 홍옥…
in Malaysian batu delima, merah delima…
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 Vietnamese hồng ngọc, đỏ sẫm…
in Spanish rubí, color de rubí…
in Portuguese rubi…
in Thai ทับทิม, สีแดงทับทิม…
in German der Rubin, Rubinen-…, das Rubinrot…
in Catalan robí…
in Japanese ルビー…
in Indonesian batu mirah, merah tua…
in Chinese (Simplified) 红宝石…
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