rufescent

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adjective ru·fes·cent \rü-ˈfe-sənt\

Definition of rufescent

  1. :  reddish

Origin and Etymology of rufescent

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


First Known Use: 1817

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