- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɹʊˈɡəʊs/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˌɹuːˈɡoʊs/
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- Rhymes: -əʊs
- Having rugae or wrinkles, creases, ridges, or corrugation.
- (figuratively, rare) Rugged, rough, unrefined.
- (botany) Having a rough, wrinkled surface; Parasynthetic, e.g. rugose-veined or rugose-leaved.
- (paleontology) Describing a fossil coral of the extinct order Rugosa (also called Tetracoralla), this order has horn-shaped corals with surfaces covered with ridges.
- (entomology) Used when combined with another adjective, for example, rugose-reticulate or rugose-punctate.