rufescent
[ roo-fes-uhnt ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Early-19th century; Latin from rufescent- "becoming reddish," from the verb rufescere, from rufus "reddish"
Synonyms
  • red coral crimson rose
Antonyms
  • unavailable
Definition
somewhat reddish; tinged with red; rufous
Example
A) The raspberry honey appeared rufescent when the sun shone through it. B) The rufescent wallpaper clashed with the decor, prompting the owners to rip it down.
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