Definition of rubescent in English:

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rubescent

Pronunciation: /ˌro͞oˈbes(ə)nt/

adjective

chiefly literary
Reddening; blushing.
Example sentences
  • On my fourth dive of the week, I rounded an outcrop at about 22m to be greeted by a view of a series of rocky pinnacles covered in gorgonians bathed in the rubescent sunlight of a late-autumn afternoon.

Origin

Mid 18th century: from Latin rubescent- 'reddening', from the verb rubescere, from ruber 'red'.

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Syllabification: ru·bes·cent

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