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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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British Dictionary definitions for rubicundity

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 rubicundity

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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