from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Strong yellowish pink to moderate orange; reddish.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. of a red, reddish colour
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Reddish; of a yellowish red or brownish red color; tawny.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of a dull-red color; red but somewhat deficient in chroma: thus, a bay or chestnut horse is rufous; Venetian red is rufous. It enters into the specific name of many animals, technically called rufus, rufescens, etc.
From Latin rūfus, red; see reudh- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin rufus ("red"). (Wiktionary)