Definition of fulgid in US English:

fulgid

adjective

  • 1Fulgent.

  • 2Of an insect, plant, etc.: bright reddish in colour, especially with metallic reflections. Now rare.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in John Healey (c1585–c1616), translator. From classical Latin fulgidus shining, brilliant, in post-classical Latin also with reference to animals or plants from fulgēre to shine + -idus.

Pronunciation

fulgid

/ˈfʌldʒɪd/