rubescent

adjective ru·bes·cent \-ənt\

Definition of rubescent

  1. :  growing or becoming red :  erubescent, reddening, flushing

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Origin and Etymology of rubescent

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


First Known Use: circa 1731


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