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  • n. A rose-tinted spinel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A variety of spinel ruby, of a pale rose red, or inclining to orange. See spinel.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a pale rose-colored variety of the ruby spinel


Old English bales, balais, French balais, Latin balascus, from Arabic balakhsh, so called from Badakhshan, Balashan or Balaxiam, a place in the neighborhood of Samarcand, where this ruby is found. (Wiktionary)


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