adjective \ˈrü-bi-(ˌ)kənd\

: having red or pink skin

Full Definition of RUBICUND

:  ruddy
ru·bi·cun·di·ty \ˌrü-bi-ˈkən-də-tē\ noun

Examples of RUBICUND

  1. the rubicund face of his father
  2. <the rubicund face of a man who clearly got a lot of fresh air and exercise>

Origin of RUBICUND

Middle English rubicunde, from Latin rubicundus, from rubēre to be red; akin to Latin rubeus
First Known Use: 15th century


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