- becoming red; blushing.
Origin of rubescent
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Related Words for rubescentcrimson, blooming, cerise, claret, colored, florid, healthy, red, rosy, ruddy, reddish, rubescent, blushing, rubicund, erubescent, incarnadine
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Historical Examples of rubescent
A shaft of noonday sunlight, coming through a side window, struck his hair and made a rubescent halo around his freckled face.
- literary reddening; blushing
Word Origin for rubescent
C18: from Latin rubescere to grow red, from ruber red
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- Turning red; reddening.
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