relucent

adjective
re·​lu·​cent | \ ri-ˈlü-sᵊnt How to pronounce relucent (audio) \

Definition of relucent

: reflecting light : shining

First Known Use of relucent

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for relucent

Latin relucent-, relucens, past participle of relucēre to shine back, from re- + lucēre to shine — more at light

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“Relucent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/relucent. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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