rubiginous

[roo-bij-uh-nuh s]

adjective

rusty; rust-colored; brownish-red.

Nearby words

  1. rubicund,
  2. rubidium,
  3. rubidium-strontium dating,
  4. rubied,
  5. rubify,
  6. rubik cube,
  7. rubik's cube,
  8. rubin test,
  9. rubinstein,
  10. rubinstein, arthur

Also ru·big·i·nose [roo-bij-uh-nohs] /ruˈbɪdʒ əˌnoʊs/.

Origin of rubiginous

1665–75; < Latin rōbīginōsus, equivalent to rōbīgin-, rūbīgin-, stem of rōbīgō, rūbīgō rust (akin to ruber red1) + -ōsus -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for rubiginous

rubiginous

adjective

rust-coloured

Word Origin for rubiginous

C17: from Latin rūbīginōsus, from rūbīgō rust, from ruber red

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