Definition of rufescent in English:

rufescent

Line breaks: ruf|es¦cent
Pronunciation: /rʊˈfɛs(ə)nt
 
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adjective

chiefly • literary
  • Tinged with red.
    More example sentences
    • The plumage nearly lacks gray or rufescent tones, and the undertail coverts have much paler bases that contrast less with the tips.
    • The Panama Canal watershed boasts 560 bird species including the rufescent tiger heron and chestnut-mandibled toucan.

Derivatives

rufescence

noun

Origin

early 19th century: from Latin rufescent- 'becoming reddish', from the verb rufescere, from rufus 'reddish'.

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