6. A silver.
The blue ribbon, and The red ribbon, are phrases often used to designate the British orders of the Garter and of the Bath, respectively, the badges of which are suspended by ribbons of these colours. See Blue ribbon, under Blue. Ribbon fish.
A tapeworm. A nemertean.
Origin: OE. Riban, OF. Riban, F. Ruban, probably of German origin; cf. D. Ringband collar, necklace, E. Ring circle, and band
Alternative forms: riband, ribband.
(01 Mar 1998)
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