Definition of rubiginous in English:

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Pronunciation: /rʊˈbɪdʒɪnəs/


technical or literary
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with rubiginous

fuliginous, indigenous, oxygenous, polygynous, vertiginous

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