Pronunciation: (rOO'bun), [key]
1. the eldest son of Jacob and Leah. Gen. 29, 30.
2. one of the 12 tribes of Israel, the tribe traditionally descended from him.
3. See Reuben sandwich.
4. a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “behold a son.”
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.