Definition of ruby-throated in English:

ruby-throated

adjective

  • Having a ruby-red throat. Chiefly in the names of birds.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in John Latham (1740–1837), naturalist. From ruby + throated.

Pronunciation

ruby-throated

/ˌruːbɪˈθrəʊtɪd/