ru·​bes·​cence | \rüˈbesᵊn(t)s\
plural -s

Definition of rubescence 

: the quality or state of being rubescent

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First Known Use of rubescence

1799, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rubescence

from rubescent, after such pairs as English adolescent : adolescence

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