rubí

USAGE NOTE
The plural of “rubí” is “rubíes” or “rubís.”
rubí(
rroo
-
bee
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (gem)
a. ruby
Su prometido le regaló un anillo de pedida con un diamante de talla marquesa rodeado de rubíes.Her fiancé bought her an engagement ring with a marquise-cut diamond surrounded by rubies.
2. (watchmaking)
a. jewel
Los relojeros empezaron a usar rubís porque buscaban un material que redujera la fricción en los relojes.Watchmakers began using jewels because they were looking for a material able to reduce the friction in watches.
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rubí
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. ruby
rubí
(piedra preciosa) ruby; [de reloj] jewel;
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