rubicund c.1500, from Fr. rubicond or directly from L. rubicundus, from rubere "to be red," from ruber "red" (see RED (Cf. red)). Related: Rubicundity.

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  • Rubicund — Ru bi*cund, a. [L. rubicundus, fr. rubere to be red, akin to ruber red. See {Red}.] Inclining to redness; ruddy; red. His rubicund face. Longfellow. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rubicund — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having a ruddy complexion. ORIGIN Latin rubicundus, from rubere be red …   English terms dictionary

  • rubicund — [ro͞o′bə kund΄] adj. [Fr rubicond < L rubicundus < ruber,RED] reddish; ruddy rubicundity [ro͞o′bəkun′də tē] n …   English World dictionary

  • rubicund — [[t]ru͟ːbɪkənd[/t]] ADJ If someone has a rubicund face, they have a red face. [LITERARY, OLD FASHIONED] She watched the colour drain from Colin s rubicund face. Syn: ruddy …   English dictionary

  • rubicund — rubicundity, n. /rooh bi kund /, adj. red or reddish; ruddy: a rubicund complexion. [1495 1505; < L rubicundus, akin to ruber RED1] * * * …   Universalium

  • rubicund — ru|bi|cund [ˈru:bıkənd] adj literary [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: rubicundus, from rubere to be red ] someone who is rubicund is fat and has a red face …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rubicund — adjective literary someone who is rubicund is fat and has a red face …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • rubicund — adjective Etymology: Middle English rubicunde, from Latin rubicundus, from rubēre to be red; akin to Latin rubeus Date: 15th century ruddy • rubicundity noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • rubicund — adjective a) Ruddy. b) Possessing a red complexion …   Wiktionary

  • rubicund — Synonyms and related words: Titian, Titian red, blooming, blowzed, blowzy, bricky, burnt, cardinal, carmine, carnation, carnelian, cerise, cherry, cherry colored, cherry red, crimson, damask, ferruginous, fiery, fire red, flame colored, flame red …   Moby Thesaurus

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