rubiginous

adjective
ru·​big·​i·​nous | \ (ˈ)rü¦bijənəs \
variants: or less commonly rubiginose \ -​ˌnōs \

Definition of rubiginous

: of or marked with a rusty red color : ferruginous

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First Known Use of rubiginous

circa 1727, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rubiginous

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

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“Rubiginous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rubiginous. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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