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rubicund

[roo-bi-kuhnd] /ˈru bɪˌkʌnd/
adjective
1.
red or reddish; ruddy:
a rubicund complexion.
Origin
1495-1505
1495-1505; < Latin rubicundus, akin to ruber red1
Related forms
rubicundity, noun
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  • He appeared at the door with his brawny arms covered with dough and his rubicund complexion dotted with flour.
  • There were too many jolly ones, and a certain rubicund rotundity had become a reproach.
British Dictionary definitions for rubicund

rubicund

/ˈruːbɪkənd/
adjective
1.
of a reddish colour; ruddy; rosy
Derived Forms
rubicundity (ˌruːbɪˈkʌndɪtɪ) noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin rubicundus, from rubēre to be ruddy, from ruber red
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Word Origin and History for rubicund
adj.

"inclining to redness," c.1500, from Middle French rubicond (14c.), or directly from Latin rubicundus, from rubere "to be red," from ruber "red" (see red (adj.1)). Related: Rubicundity.

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