rufescent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

C 1820, from Latin rufescens, present participle of rufescere (to become reddish), from rufus (red)

Adjective[edit]

rufescent (comparative more rufescent, superlative most rufescent)

  1. Reddish; tinged with red.
    • 1937, The Emu: Official Organ of the Australasian Ornithologists' Union
      The more inland, lighter race is distinguished from A. u. uropygialis in being much paler on the back, by the edgings of the forehead scallopings and auriculars being paler, and by having the brown of the forehead less deep and less rufescent.

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

rūfēscent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of rūfēscō