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blusher

[bluhsh-er]
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noun
  1. a person who blushes.
  2. Also called blush, blush-on. a cosmetic similar to rouge, used to add color to the cheeks.
  3. an edible mushroom, Amanita rubescens, that turns from yellow to red when touched.
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Origin of blusher

First recorded in 1655–65; blush + -er1
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Examples from the Web for blusher

Historical Examples

  • Hay speaks of it as being eaten in England, where it is called the "Blusher."

    Student's Hand-book of Mushrooms of America, Edible and Poisonous

    Thomas Taylor

  • The sink was powdered with blusher and marked with lipstick and mascara residue.


British Dictionary definitions for blusher

blusher

noun
  1. a cosmetic applied to the face to imbue it with a rosy colour
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