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Feb 16, 2023This week’s theme
Words for colors
This week’s words
A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
adjective: Red or reddish.
From Latin rubere (to be red). Ultimately from the Indo-European root reudh- (red), which also gave us red, rouge, ruby, ruddy, rubella, robust, rambunctious, corroborate, roborant, raddle, robustious, rufescent, and russet. Earliest documented use: 1425.
“I may blush easily, go rubicund in the sun, and have covert yet mentally alert blue eyes.”
Ron Charles; Race Reversal; The Washington Post; Jan 18, 2009.
See more usage examples of rubicund in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
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