rubicund

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adjective ru·bi·cund \ˈrü-bi-(ˌ)kənd\

Definition of rubicund

  1. :  ruddy

rubicundity

play \ˌrü-bi-ˈkən-də-tē\ noun

Examples of rubicund in a sentence

  1. the rubicund face of his father

  2. <the rubicund face of a man who clearly got a lot of fresh air and exercise>

Origin and Etymology of rubicund

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


First Known Use: 15th century


RUBICUND Defined for English Language Learners

rubicund

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adjective ru·bi·cund \ˈrü-bi-(ˌ)kənd\

Definition of rubicund for English Language Learners

  • : having red or pink skin


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