ablush

[ uh-bluhsh ]
/ əˈblʌʃ /

adjective

blushing; reddened.

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Origin of ablush

First recorded in 1850–55; a-1 + blush
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Example sentences from the Web for ablush

  • In place of the tavern a cotton-field was ablush with blossoms.

    The Cavalier|George Washington Cable
  • Presently Rowena returned, all ablush with joyous excitement, and begged for a rereading of the letter.

    The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • Cherry and apple trees drooped over the wall; these had ceased blossoming, but a tangle of wild-rose bushes was all ablush.