(Especially of someone’s face) having a ruddy complexion: he was more than a little rubicund
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- Over a glass of rubicund wine and juicy steak, he poses the main dilemma of the movie.
- A bearded, rubicund, large man who also specialises in truffles and wild asparagus, there is something of the forest about him, something gnomishly mysterious.
- The relatives had all gathered round for one last kind word to them, and many still laughed and joked with rubicund cheeks and loose tongues.
Late Middle English (in the general sense 'red'): from Latin rubicundus, from rubere 'be red'.
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