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rubellite

[roo-bel-ahyt, roo-buh-lahyt] /ruˈbɛl aɪt, ˈru bəˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
a deep-red variety of tourmaline, used as a gem.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; < Latin rubell(us) reddish (see rubella) + -ite1
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  • Cut in a convex form known as a cabochon, this red tourmaline could also be called a rubellite because of its red coloration.
British Dictionary definitions for rubellite

rubellite

/ˈruːbɪˌlaɪt; ruːˈbɛl-/
noun
1.
a red transparent variety of tourmaline, used as a gemstone
Word Origin
C18: from Latin rubellus reddish
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