adjectivechiefly • literary
- Reddening; blushing.More 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.
mid 18th century: from Latin rubescent- 'reddening', from the verb rubescere, from ruber 'red'.
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