ru·​bes·​cent | \ -ᵊnt \

Definition of rubescent

: growing or becoming red : erubescent, reddening, flushing

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First Known Use of rubescent

circa 1731, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rubescent

Latin rubescent-, rubescens, present participle of rubescere to grow red, inchoative of rubēre to be red; akin to Latin ruber red

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“Rubescent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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