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Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Definitions for rutilant

  1. Glowing or glittering with ruddy or golden light.

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Citations for rutilant
He had a round head as bare as a knee, a corpse's button nose, and very white, very limp, very damp hands adorned with rutilant gems. Vladimir Nabokov, Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle
It was like the show-piece that is reserved for the conclusion of a fete, the huge bouquet of gold and crimson, as if Paris were burning like a forest of old oaks and soaring heavenward in a rutilant cloud of sparks and flame. Émile Zola, The Downfall
Origin of rutilant
1490-1500
Rutilant is from the Latin word rutilāns, meaning "having a reddish color or glow."