relucent

adjective

re·​lu·​cent ri-ˈlü-sᵊnt How to pronounce relucent (audio)
: reflecting light : shining

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of relucent was in the 15th century

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“Relucent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/relucent. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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