cape ruby


cape ruby
noun
Usage: usually capitalized C
Etymology: from Cape of Good Hope
: a ruby-colored garnet : pyrope

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Cape ruby,
a garnet resembling a ruby in color; pyrope.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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