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(a.) Ruby-colored; red; as, ruby lips.
(n.) See Agate, n., 2.
(n.) That which has the color of the ruby, as red wine. Hence, a red blain or carbuncle.
(n.) The color of a ruby; carmine red; a red tint.
(n.) A precious stone of a carmine red color, sometimes verging to violet, or intermediate between carmine and hyacinth red. It is a red crystallized variety of corundum.
(v. t.) To make red; to redden.
(n.) Any species of South American humming birds of the genus Clytolaema. The males have a ruby-colored throat or breast.
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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Ruby'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/r/ruby.html. 1828.