Definition of rubellite in English:

rubellite

noun

  • A red variety of tourmaline.

    • ‘As supplies ran short the Nigerian miners found a new source of tourmaline in brownish-red to red colors, some of which is considered to be rubellite.’

Origin

Late 18th century: from Latin rubellus ‘reddish’ + -ite.

Pronunciation

rubellite

/ˈrubəˌlaɪt//ˈro͞obəˌlīt/