Translation of ruby in Spanish:

ruby

Pronunciation: /ˈruːbi/

noun/nombre (plural rubies)

  • 1.1 countable/numerable (gem) rubí (masculine) (before noun/delante del nombre) ruby wedding (anniversary) bodas (feminine plural) de rubí
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    • Her collection is not much but it includes mica, aquamarine, tourmaline, rubies and rose quartz.
    • And don't miss Ratnapura, where you can not only buy sapphires, rubies, moonstones, aquamarines and the rest, but you can also see where they are mined.
    • Gemstones such as diamonds, emeralds, rubies and sapphires are rarely drilled to make beads as this detracts from their worth.
    1.2 uncountable/no numerable ruby (red) rojo (masculine) rubí (before noun/delante del nombre) [lips] de rubí [literary/literario]
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    • Susan likes to cook, so the kitchen is a focal point in the house, with a warm colour scheme of Burmese ruby combined with honey cream to offset the minimalism.
    • After tasting their wine, a smooth, dark ruby Bordeaux blend with a rich berry flavor, I'm convinced they're well on their way.
    • My mum bought me my very own pair of ruby slippers when I was 12 and she used to plait my hair just like Dorothy!

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