Definition of rubescent in English:


Syllabification: ru·bes·cent
Pronunciation: /ro͞oˈbesənt


chiefly • literary
  • Reddening; blushing.
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    • 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.


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

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