erubescent

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

18th century. From Latin erubescens, present participle erubescere (to grow red); e (out) + rubescere. See rubescent.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

erubescent (comparative more erubescent, superlative most erubescent)

  1. red or reddish; blushing
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Related termsEdit

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for erubescent in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


LatinEdit

VerbEdit

ērubēscent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of ērubēscō