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Etymology 1

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] rubeus (red).

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Noun

Singular
ruby

Plural
rub

ruby (rub)
A ruby (gem).
  1. A clear, deep, red variety of corundum, valued as a precious stone.
  2. (color) A deep red colour.
    ruby colour:   
  3. In printing, a size of type.
  4. A genus of South American hummingbird.
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Adjective

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Positive
ruby

Comparative
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  1. (color) Of a deep red colour (having any of numerous bright colours reminiscent of the colour of blood or cherries or tomatoes).
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Etymology 2

From the British 5.5-point font Ruby, used for annotations in printed documents.

Noun

Singular
ruby

Plural
rub

ruby (rub)
  1. A pronunciation guide written above or beside Chinese or Japanese characters.
The Japanese ruby characters (furigana) for Tokyo ("東京")
hiragana katakana romaji
とう きょう
トウ キョウ
kyō
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