Definition of rubiginous in English:


Syllabification: ru·big·i·nous
Pronunciation: /ro͞oˈbijənəs


technical or • literary
  • Rust-colored.
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    • Quinn's work - to some repellent, to others gorgeously rich with its deep rubiginous colouring and mottled patina - caused a stir when revealed to a large audience at the Royal Academy's Sensation! show in 1997.


late 17th century: from Latin rubigo, rubigin- 'rust' + -ous.

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