rufous

[ roo-fuhs ]
/ ˈru fəs /

adjective

reddish; tinged with red; brownish red.

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Origin of rufous

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

rufous
/ (ˈruːfəs) /

adjective

reddish-brown

Word Origin for rufous

C18: from Latin rūfus
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Medical definitions for rufous

rufous
[ rōōfəs ]

adj.

Strong yellowish pink to moderate orange; reddish.
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