adjective Etymology: Latin rufescent-, rufescens, present participle of rufescere to become reddish, from rufus red — more at red Date: 1817 reddish

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  • Rufescent — Ru*fes cent, a. [L. rufescens, p. pr. of rufescere to become reddish, fr. rufus red: cf. F. rufescent.] Reddish; tinged with red. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rufescent — [ro͞o fes′ənt] adj. [L rufescens, prp. of rufescere, to become red < rufus,RED] reddish; red tinged rufescence n …   English World dictionary

  • rufescent — rufescence, n. /rooh fes euhnt/, adj. somewhat reddish; tinged with red; rufous. [1810 20; < L rufescent (s. of rufescens, prp. of rufescere to redden), equiv. to ruf(us) RED1, tawny + esc inchoative suffix + ent ENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • rufescent — ru•fes•cent [[t]ruˈfɛs ənt[/t]] adj. somewhat reddish • Etymology: 1810–20; < L rūfēscent , s. of rūfēscēns, prp. of rūfēscere to redden, inchoative der. of rūfus red, tawny; see escent ru•fes′cence, n …   From formal English to slang

  • rufescent — adjective Reddish; tinged with red …   Wiktionary

  • rufescent — ru·fes·cent …   English syllables

  • rufescent — /ruˈfɛsənt/ (say rooh fesuhnt) adjective somewhat reddish; tinged with red; rufous. {Latin rūfescens, present participle, becoming reddish} –rufescence, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • rufescent —   a. ruddy; bronzy.    ♦ rufescence, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • rufescent — adj. Zool. etc. reddish. Derivatives: rufescence n. Etymology: L rufescere f. rufus reddish …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rufescent Imperial Pigeon — Conservation status Least Concern (IUCN 3.1) Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

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