noun Etymology: Latin rubellus Date: circa 1796 a red tourmaline used as a gem

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  • rubellite — [ rybelit ] n. f. • 1802; du lat. rubellus « rouge » ♦ Minér. Variété de tourmaline de teinte généralement rose (il en existe aussi de bleues et de vertes). ● rubellite nom féminin (latin rubellus, qui tire sur le rouge) Variété rouge de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Rubellite — Ru bel*lite, n. [L. rubellus reddish, dim. of ruber red.] (Min.) A variety of tourmaline varying in color from a pale rose to a deep ruby, and containing lithium. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rubellite — [ro͞o bel′īt΄, ro͞o′bə līt΄] n. [< L rubellus (see RUBELLA) + ITE1] a red variety of tourmaline, used as a gem …   English World dictionary

  • rubellite — /rooh bel uyt, rooh beuh luyt /, n. a deep red variety of tourmaline, used as a gem. [1790 1800; < L rubell(us) reddish (see RUBELLA) + ITE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • rubellite — noun a red to violet variety of tourmaline used as a gemstone …   Wiktionary

  • rubellite — ru·bel·lì·te s.f. TS mineral. varietà di tormalina di colore dal rosa al rosso viola, priva di magnesio e ferro, usata come pietra preziosa {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1823. ETIMO: der. del lat. rubeus rosso con 2 ite …   Dizionario italiano

  • rubellite — pl.f. rubelliti …   Dizionario dei sinonimi e contrari

  • rubellite — [ ru:bəlʌɪt] noun a red variety of tourmaline. Origin C18: from L. rubellus reddish + ite1 …   English new terms dictionary

  • rubellite — ru·bel·lite …   English syllables

  • rubellite — ru•bel•lite [[t]ruˈbɛl aɪt, ˈru bəˌlaɪt[/t]] n. a deep red variety of tourmaline, used as a gem • Etymology: 1790–1800; < L rubell(us) reddish …   From formal English to slang

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