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rubiginous

[ roo-bij-uh-nuhs ]
/ ruˈbɪdʒ ə nəs /
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adjective
rusty; rust-colored; brownish-red.
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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 ruberred1) + -ōsus-ous
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British Dictionary definitions for rubiginous

rubiginous
/ (ruːˈbɪdʒɪnəs) /

adjective
rust-coloured

Word Origin for rubiginous

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