Definition of Balas

1. Noun. A pale rose-colored variety of the ruby spinel.

Exact synonyms: Balas Ruby
Generic synonyms: Ruby Spinel, Spinel Ruby

Definition of Balas

1. Noun. (archaic) A type of rose-coloured spinel once thought to be a form of ruby (''now usually used attributively: '''balas-ruby'''''). ¹

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Definition of Balas

1. a red variety of spinel [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Balas

balanitis of Zoon
balanitis xerotica obliterans
balano-
balanoglossus
balanoid
balanophagous
balanoplasty
balanoposthitis
balantidial dysentery
balantidiasis
balantidium
balantidosis
balanus
balaphone
balaphones
balas (current term)
balas-ruby
balas ruby
balase
balases
balata
balata tree
balatas
balaunce
balaustine
balaustines
balbis
balboa
balboas
balbriggan

Literary usage of Balas

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1. Handbook of Archæology: Egyptian--Greek--Etruscan--Roman by Hodder Michael Westropp (1878)
"This stone has been identified with the balas, or rose-red variety of spinel. Mr. King mentions in balas the head of a Bacchante, crowned with ivy. ..."

2. Post-Biblical History of the Jews: From the Close of the Old Testament by Morris Jacob Raphall (1856)
"But when King balas believed himself firmly seated on his thone, he began to indulge without restraint the mean vices of his nature. ..."

3. The Seven Great Monarchies of the Eastern World: Or the History, Geography by George Rawlinson (1885)
"Death of balas; his Character: Coins ascribed to him. ... was succeeded by a prince whom the Greeks call balas, the Arabs and later Persians Palash, ..."

4. Handbook of Archaeology: Egyptian-Greek-Etruscan-Roman by Hodder Michael Westropp (1878)
"This stone has been identified with the balas, or rose-red variety of spinel. Mr. King mentions in balas the head of a Bacchante, crowned with ivy. ..."

5. Claimants to Royalty by John Henry Ingram (1882)
"According to these more reliable authorities, balas was a Rhodian youth employed by various monarchs hostile to the pretensions of Demetrius Soter, ..."

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