Definition of rubellite in English:


Line breaks: ru¦bel|lite
Pronunciation: /ˈruːbəlʌɪt


[mass noun]
A red variety of tourmaline.
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  • 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.


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

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