ru·​fes·​cent rü-ˈfe-sᵊnt How to pronounce rufescent (audio)

Word History


Latin rufescent-, rufescens, present participle of rufescere to become reddish, from rufus red — more at red

First Known Use

1817, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rufescent was in 1817

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Cite this Entry

“Rufescent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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