Thursday, June 13, 2002
Definitions for rubicund
- Inclining to redness; ruddy; red.
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Citations for rubicund
The men are second cousins, around forty, resembling each other not very much, one taller and leaner, less rubicund than the other, who has just returned from California.
Rubicund from his cocktail, big, broad, lustrous with power, he exuded what Walter Pater called the "charm of an exquisite character, felt in some way to be inseparable from his person."
Origin of rubicund
Rubicund comes from Latin rubicundus, "red, ruddy," from rubere, "to be red."