Definition of rubiginous in English:


Line breaks: ru¦bigin|ous
Pronunciation: /rʊˈbɪdʒɪnəs


technical or • literary
  • Rust-coloured.
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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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