variants or less commonly rubiginose
: of or marked with a rusty red color : ferruginous

Word History


Latin robiginosus, rubiginosus rusty, from robigin-, rubigin-, robigo, rubigo + -osus -ose; akin to Latin ruber red

First Known Use

circa 1727, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rubiginous was circa 1727

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“Rubiginous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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