Rubescence

rubescent

[roo-bes-uhnt]
adjective
becoming red; blushing.

Origin:
1725–35; < Latin rubēscent- (stem of rubēscēns, present participle of rubēscere to redden), equivalent to rub(ēre) to be red (derivative of ruber red; see ruby) + -ēsc- inchoative suffix + -ent- -ent

rubescence, noun
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rubescent (ruːˈbɛsənt)
 
adj
literary reddening; blushing
 
[C18: from Latin rubescere to grow red, from ruber red]
 
ru'bescence
 
n

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rubescent ru·bes·cent (rōō-běs'ənt)
adj.
Turning red; reddening.

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