MEANING: adjective: Red or reddish.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin rubere (to be red). Ultimately from the Indo-European root reudh- (red), which also gave us red, rouge, ruby, ruddy, rubella, robust, rambunctious, corroborate, roborant, raddle, robustious, rufescent, and russet. Earliest documented use: 1425.

RUBI FUND - a collection of money for the purpose of buying red jewels

RUBIC AND - a partnership of puzzlemakers, one famous and the other anonymous

RUE BICUND - Bicund Street, in Paris