Definition of rufescent in English:

rufescent

adjective

literary
  • Tinged with red.

    • ‘The plumage nearly lacks gray or rufescent tones, and the undertail coverts have much paler bases that contrast less with the tips.’
    • ‘The Panama Canal watershed boasts 560 bird species including the rufescent tiger heron and chestnut-mandibled toucan.’
    scarlet, vermilion, ruby, ruby-red, ruby-coloured, cherry, cherry-red, cerise, cardinal, carmine, wine, wine-red, wine-coloured, claret, claret-red, claret-coloured, blood-red
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Origin

Early 19th century: from Latin rufescent- ‘becoming reddish’, from the verb rufescere, from rufus ‘reddish’.

Pronunciation

rufescent

/rʊˈfɛs(ə)nt/