adjectivechiefly • 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.
early 19th century: from Latin rufescent- 'becoming reddish', from the verb rufescere, from rufus 'reddish'.
More definitions of rufescentDefinition of rufescent in:
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