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rubicund

[ roo-bi-kuhnd ]
/ ˈru bɪˌkʌnd /
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adjective

red or reddish; ruddy: a rubicund complexion.

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Origin of rubicund

1495–1505; <Latin rubicundus, akin to ruberred1

OTHER WORDS FROM rubicund

ru·bi·cun·di·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for rubicund

rubicund
/ (ˈruːbɪkənd) /

adjective

of a reddish colour; ruddy; rosy

Derived forms of rubicund

rubicundity (ˌruːbɪˈkʌndɪtɪ), noun

Word Origin for rubicund

C16: from Latin rubicundus, from rubēre to be ruddy, from ruber red
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