1 [rib-ee]
adjective, ribbier, ribbiest.
having prominent ribs: a ribby fabric.

1840–50; rib1 + -y1

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2 [rib-ee]
noun, plural ribbies. Baseball Slang.
a run batted in.

formation based on the abbreviation RBI; see -y2

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Ribby means that the midribs of the head leaves are so prominent that they materially detract from the appearance of the head.
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