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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Rubia, genus Rubianoun

    type genus of the Rubiaceae; Old World herbs and subshrubs grown for their medicinal properties and for dye substances extracted from their roots


  1. Rubia

    Rubia is the type genus of the Rubiaceae family of flowering plants, which also contains coffee. It contains around 80 species of perennial scrambling or climbing herbs and subshrubs native to the Old World. The genus and its best-known species are commonly known as madder, e.g. Rubia tinctorum (common madder), Rubia peregrina (wild madder), and Rubia cordifolia (Indian madder).


  1. rubia

    Rubia is a term that can refer to multiple things depending on the context. Generally, it can refer to: 1. A plant genus in the madder family which includes the common madder (Rubia tinctorum), typically used for dying fabric. 2. In Spanish, Rubia is used to describe a woman with blond hair. The term 'Rubia' is derived from 'rubio' which means 'blond' in Spanish. 3. It can also be a female first name in several cultures.


  1. Rubia

    Rubia is a genus of the madder family Rubiaceae, which contains about 80 species of perennial scrambling or climbing herbs and sub-shrubs native to the Old World, Africa, temperate Asia and America. The genus and its best known species are also known as Madder, Rubia tinctorum, Rubia peregrina, and Rubia cordifolia. The Common Madder can grow up to 1.5 m in height. The evergreen leaves are approximately 5–10 cm long and 2–3 cm broad, produced in whorls of 4–7 starlike around the central stem. It climbs with tiny hooks at the leaves and stems. The flowers are small, with five pale yellow petals, in dense racemes, and appear from June to August, followed by small red to black berries. The roots can be over a metre long, up to 12 mm thick and the source of red dyes known as rose madder and Turkey red. It prefers loamy soils with a constant level of moisture. Madders are used as food plants for the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including the Hummingbird Hawk Moth.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rubia

    rōō′bi-a, n. a genus of gamopetalous plants, including the madder.—n. Ru′bian, a colour-producing matter of madder.—adj. Rubian′ic.—n. Ru′biate. [L.,—rubeus, reddish, rubēre, to be red.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Rubia

    A plant genus of the family RUBIACEAE. The root is a source of red dyes (madder color and 1,2,4-trihydroxy-9,10-anthracenedione) and ANTHRAQUINONES.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. RUBIA

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Rubia is ranked #80131 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Rubia surname appeared 237 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Rubia.

    56.5% or 134 total occurrences were Asian.
    23.6% or 56 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    10.9% or 26 total occurrences were White.
    5.4% or 13 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rubia in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rubia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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