rufous

[roo-fuh s]

Origin of rufous

1775–85; < Latin rūf(us) red1 + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for rufous

rufous

adjective
  1. reddish-brown

Word Origin for rufous

C18: from Latin rūfus
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Word Origin and History for rufous
adj.

"reddish-brown," 1782, from Latin rufus "red, reddish, red-haired," from Osco-Umbrian cognate of Latin ruber "red" (see red (adj.1)).

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rufous in Medicine

rufous

[rōōfəs]
adj.
  1. Strong yellowish pink to moderate orange; reddish.
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