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rufescent

[roo-fes-uh nt] /ruˈfɛs ənt/
adjective
1.
somewhat reddish; tinged with red; rufous.
Origin of rufescent
1810-1820
1810-20; < Latin rūfēscent- (stem of rūfēscēns, present participle of rūfēscere to redden), equivalent to rūf(us) red1, tawny + -ēsc- inchoative suffix + -ent- -ent
Related forms
rufescence, noun
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rufescent

/ruːˈfɛsənt/
adjective
1.
(botany) tinged with red or becoming red
Derived Forms
rufescence, noun
Word Origin
C19: from Latin rūfescere to grow reddish, from rūfus red, auburn
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