from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of becoming red; redness of the skin or surface of anything; a blushing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of becoming red; redness of the skin or surface of anything; a blushing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A becoming or growing red: specifically, redness of the skin or other surface; a blush.


Latin erubescentia: compare French Ă©rubescence. (Wiktionary)


  • Here is an irregular row of beacon fires, once all luminous as suns; and with a certain inextinguishable erubescence still, in the abysses of the dead deep Night.

    Letters from Dorothy Osborne to Sir William Temple (1652-54)

  • The dawn, upflaming swiftly from the sea, has no heralding erubescence, no awful blossoming -- as in the North: its fairest hues are fawn - colors, dove-tints, and yellows, -- pale yellows as of old dead gold, in horizon and flood.

    Two Years in the French West Indies

  • A] [Footnote A: Ten days later, in the Senate, with a face full of the combined erubescence of revolutionary enthusiasm and unstatesmanlike anger, Mr. Toombs closed a speech to the Northern Senators in the following amazing words, (_Congressional Globe_, 1860-61, p. 271,) which justify, it will be seen, every syllable of the report of the conversation upon the same points: --

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 61, November, 1862

  • I then ventured to ask the master to ask small and red Dougal what cutlery was; but from the sudden erubescence of his pallid, ill-fed cheek, and the alarming brightness of his eyes, I twigged at once that _he_ didn’t himself know what it meant.

    Spare Hours


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