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

Definition of rufescent in English:


chiefly literary
Tinged with red.
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'.

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