One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
red, pink, ruddy, glowing, reddish, pinkish, florid, high-coloured, healthy-looking, aglow, burning, flaming, feverish, rubicund, roseate, rosyView synonyms
- ‘I found myself sharing a room with three sleep deprived revelers, who enthusiastically briefed me on the previous night's activity, which consisted primarily of inhaling massive quantities of wine from a goatskin bag, the erubescent liquid invariably cascading profusely down their white linen shirts.’
- ‘Sharazon ran a hand over Kira's cheek, feeling her erubescent gaze seeing into his very soul.’
Mid 18th century: from Latin erubescent- ‘blushing’, from the verb erubescere, from e- (variant of ex-) ‘out’ + rubescere ‘redden’ (from rubere ‘be red’).
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