red rust

noun

Definition of red rust

1 : the uredinial stage of a rust
2 : the diseased condition produced by red rust

Examples of red rust in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Iron oxides, the same compounds that create brown and red rust, are turning icebergs emerald. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Green Icebergs Could Be Secretly Feeding All Ocean Life," 7 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of red rust

1806, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Red rust.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/red%20rust. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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