Ruby vs Beryl - What's the difference?

ruby | beryl |


As nouns the difference between ruby and beryl

is that ruby is (cockney rhyming slang) a curry, short for ruby murray while beryl is beryl.

As a proper noun ruby

is .

ruby

English

(wikipedia ruby)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) rubi, from (etyl) .

Noun

(rubies)
  • A clear, deep, red variety of corundum, valued as a precious stone.
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  • (obsolete) A red spinel.
  • A deep red colour.
  • * Shakespeare
  • the natural ruby of your cheeks
  • (typesetting, British) Type having a height of 5.5 points.
  • A (ruby hummer), a South American hummingbird, .
  • A red bird-of-paradise, .
  • (printing) agate (a size of type)
  • Synonyms
    * (typesetting) agate (US)

    See also

    * * carbuncle * corundum * spinel * (Ruby)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of a deep red colour.
  • Derived terms

    * balas ruby * Colorado ruby * rubasse * rubicund * rubious * rubric * ruby port * ruby spinel * ruby wedding * ruby-throated hummingbird * star ruby

    Verb

  • (poetic) To make red; to redden.
  • (Alexander Pope)

    Etymology 2

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

    Noun

    (rubies)
  • A pronunciation guide written above or beside Chinese or Japanese characters.
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    Synonyms
    * rubi

    See also

    * furigana * yomigana * pinyin * Zhuyin * (Ruby characters)

    Anagrams

    * bury

    beryl

    English

    Noun

  • (uncountable, mineral) A mineral of pegmatite deposits, often used as a gemstone.
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  • (countable) An example (a stone) of the mineral beryl.
  • The crown was set with six beryls of excellent size and color.
  • (uncountable) A dull blueish green colour.
  • Adjective

    (-)
  • Of a dull blueish green colour.
  • Derived terms

    * beryllium * beryllium oxide * chrysoberyl

    See also

    * * aquamarine * emerald * heliodor * Madagascar aquamarine * morganite ----