rufous
adjective Etymology: Latin rufus red — more at red Date: 1782 reddish

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Rufous — Ru fous, a. [L. rufus.] Reddish; of a yellowish red or brownish red color; tawny. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rufous — reddish brown, 1782, from L. rufus red, reddish, red haired, from Osco Umbrian cognate of L. ruber red (see RED (Cf. red)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • rufous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ reddish brown in colour. ► NOUN ▪ a reddish brown colour. ORIGIN Latin rufus red, reddish …   English terms dictionary

  • rufous — [ro͞o′fəs] adj. [L rufus, reddish, RED] brownish red …   English World dictionary

  • rufous —   a. reddish; tawny; red haired.    ♦ rufulous, a. somewhat rufous …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • rufous — adj. [L. rufus, red] Being reddish, red yellowish; rufescent …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • rufous — /rooh feuhs/, adj. reddish; tinged with red; brownish red. [1775 85; < L ruf(us) RED1 + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • rufous — adjective of a red, reddish colour …   Wiktionary

  • rufous — Having a reddish complexion and red hair. SYN: erythristic. [L. rufus, reddish] * * * ru·fous (rooґfəs) erythristic …   Medical dictionary

  • rufous — see RED …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

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