rubicund

adjective
ru·​bi·​cund | \ ˈrü-bi-(ˌ)kənd How to pronounce rubicund (audio) \

Definition of rubicund

: ruddy

Other Words from rubicund

rubicundity \ ˌrü-​bi-​ˈkən-​də-​tē How to pronounce rubicund (audio) \ noun

Examples of rubicund in a Sentence

the rubicund face of his father the rubicund face of a man who clearly got a lot of fresh air and exercise

First Known Use of rubicund

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rubicund

Middle English rubicunde, from Latin rubicundus, from rubēre to be red; akin to Latin rubeus

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“Rubicund.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rubicund. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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