• Ruby Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) Any species of South American humming birds of the genus Clytolaema. The males have a ruby-colored throat or breast.
  2. (n.) A precious stone of a carmine red color, sometimes verging to violet, or intermediate between carmine and hyacinth red. It is a red crystallized variety of corundum.
  3. (n.) See Agate, n., 2.
  4. (v. t.) To make red; to redden.
  5. (n.) The color of a ruby; carmine red; a red tint.
  6. (n.) That which has the color of the ruby, as red wine. Hence, a red blain or carbuncle.
  7. (a.) Ruby-colored; red; as, ruby lips.

Carmine, Cerise, Cherry, Crimson, Red, Reddish, Ruddy, Scarlet,

• Ruby-tailed Definition & Synonyms

  1. (a.) Having the tail, or lower part of the body, bright red.

• Rubytail Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) A European gold wasp (Chrysis ignita) which has the under side of the abdomen bright red, and the other parts deep bluish green with a metallic luster. The larva is parasitic in the nests of other wasps and of bees.