Rubellite

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rubellite (Min) A variety of tourmaline varying in color from a pale rose to a deep ruby, and containing lithium.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rubellite A red or pink variety of tourmalin found on the island of Elba, in Siberia, in Brazil, and at Paris in Maine. The ruby in the imperial crown of Russia is believed to be a rubellite.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. rubellus, reddish, dim. of ruber, red

Usage

In literature:

Tourmaline of the reddish variety (rubellite) is seldom of a deep red.
"A Text-Book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-Loving Public" by Frank Bertram Wade
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