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balas-ruby (plural balas-rubies)

  1. A rose-coloured variety of ruby.
    • 1888, Rudyard Kipling, ‘The Bisara of Pooree’, Plain Tales from the Hills, Folio Society 2005, p. 171:
      In shape it is a tiny square box of silver, studded outside with eight small balas-rubies.
    • 1890, Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Vintage 2007, p. 120:
      Richard II had a coat, valued at thirty thousand marks, which was covered with balas rubies.