Definition for SPIN'EL, or SPI-NELLE'

SPIN'EL, or SPI-NELLE', n. [It. spinella.]

The spinelle ruby, says Haüy, is the true ruby, a gem of a red color, blended with tints of blue or yellow. It is in grains more or less crystalized. – Haüy. Phillips. A subspecies of octahedral corundum. – Jameson.

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