rubious

[roo-bee-uh s]

Origin of rubious

First recorded in 1595–1605; ruby + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for rubious

rubious

adjective
  1. literary of the colour ruby; dark red

Word Origin for rubious

C17: from ruby + -ous
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