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Latin rubicundus, from rubere (to be red).


rubicund (comparative more rubicund, superlative most rubicund)

  1. Ruddy; possessing a red complexion.
    • 1819, Washington Irving, The Sketch Book, Rip Van Winkle:
      For a long while he used to console himself … by frequenting a kind of perpetual club … which held its sessions on a bench before a small inn, designated by a rubicund portrait of his Majesty George the Third.

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