Rubiginose Ru*big"i*nose`, Rubiginous Ru*big"i*nous, a. [L. rubiginosus, fr. rubigo, robigo, rust: cf. F. rubigineux.] (Bot.) Having the appearance or color of iron rust; rusty-looking. [1913 Webster]

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  • rubiginous — [ro͞o bij ənōs΄ro͞o bij′ə nəs] adj. [LL rubiginosus < L rubigo, rust, akin to rubeus, red: see RUBY] rust colored; reddish brown: also rubiginose [ro͞o bij ənōs΄] …   English World dictionary

  • rubiginous — adj. [LL. rubiginosus, rusty] Being rusty or brownish red; rust colored …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • rubiginous — /rooh bij euh neuhs/, adj. rusty; rust colored; brownish red. Also, rubiginose /rooh bij euh nohs /. [1665 75; < L robiginosus, equiv. to robigin , rubigin , s. of robigo, rubigo rust (akin to ruber RED1) + osus OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • rubiginous — ru·big·i·nous (roo bijґĭ nəs) rubiginose …   Medical dictionary

  • rubiginous — rusty coloured Colour Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • rubiginous — ruː bɪdÊ’É™nÉ™s adj. rust colored, reddish brown …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rubiginous — [rʊ bɪdʒɪnəs] adjective technical or literary rust coloured. Origin C17: from L. rubigo, rubigin rust + ous …   English new terms dictionary

  • rubiginous — ru·big·i·nous …   English syllables

  • rubiginous — /ruˈbɪdʒənəs/ (say rooh bijuhnuhs) adjective rusty; rust coloured; brownish red. {Latin rūbīgo rust + ous} …   Australian English dictionary

  • rubiginous —   a. rust coloured; rusty.    ♦ rubiginose, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

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