Definition of rubellite in English:

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rubellite

Pronunciation: /ˈruːbəlʌɪt/

noun

[mass noun]
A red variety of tourmaline.
Example sentences
  • As supplies ran short the Nigerian miners found a new source of tourmaline in brownish-red to red colors, some of which is considered to be rubellite.

Origin

Late 18th century: from Latin rubellus 'reddish' + -ite1.

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Line breaks: ru¦bel|lite

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