rubious

adjective
ru·​bi·​ous | \ ˈrü-bē-əs How to pronounce rubious (audio) \

Definition of rubious

: red, ruby

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The front of my foot was distorted — huge and rubious with gout, the swelling shiny-skinned with tightness. Paul Theroux, Town & Country, "A Royal Pain," 17 June 2013

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First Known Use of rubious

circa 1616, in the meaning defined above

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