Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. red or reddish; blushing

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Red, or reddish; blushing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Growing red or reddish; specifically, blushing.

Etymologies

Latin erubescens, present participle erubescere to grow red; e out + rubescere. See rubescent. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Laura looked at Warrington with the archest sparkle in her eyes — Warrington fairly burst out into a boohoo of laughter: even the widow was obliged to laugh: and the Major erubescent confounded the impudence of the young folks, and said when he had his hair cut he would keep a lock of it for Miss Laura.

    The History of Pendennis

  • They were clever enough to know that her keenest desire would be to keep the disgraceful past from the knowledge of her husband, rather than from a society seasoned these many years to erubescent pasts.

    The Avalanche

  • It was only natural that he should, for he was born and had lived in Brussels all his life, but the accident of birth rather stimulated than calmed my erubescent admiration.

    Confessions of a Young Man

  • The spark in the hanging lamp had almost expired, and the fire was reduced to a mere handful of coals, casting an erubescent glow over the pew and its occupants.

    The Ghost of Guir House

  • Warrington fairly burst out into a boohoo of laughter: even the widow was obliged to laugh: and the major erubescent confounded the impudence of the young folks, and said when he had his hair cut he would keep a lock of it for Miss Laura.

    The History of Pendennis, Volume 2 His Fortunes and Misfortunes, His Friends and His Greatest Enemy

  • Warrington fairly burst out into a boohoo of laughter: even the widow was obliged to laugh: and the Major erubescent confounded the impudence of the young folks, and said when he had his hair cut he would keep a lock of it for Miss Laura.

    The History of Pendennis

  • a widely cometary fashion, circling now round one luminary and now submitting to the attraction of another, not without a serenely erubescent luster of his own, differed _toto coelo_ from the celestial state of authorship by whose courses we have now the felicity of being dazzled and directed.

    On the Old Road Vol. 1 (of 2) A Collection of Miscellaneous Essays and Articles on Art and Literature

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