Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Rust-colored; reddish-brown.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Rusty; having a rusty appearance, as the sputa in some cases of pneumonia.
  • In botany and zoology, rust-colored; brownish-red; ferruginous.
  • Affected by rubigo, as a plant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Alternative form of rubiginose.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin rūbīginōsus, from rūbīgō, rūbīgin-, rust, from rōbus, red; see reudh- in Indo-European roots.]

Examples

  • Researchers from the Volcani Center in Israel examined 17 varieties of chickpeas, known to be high protein, ranging from black, red, brown, green, rubiginous, gray, yellow, and beige.

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  • Researchers from the Volcani Center in Israel looked at 17 lines of chickpeas ranging from black, red, brown, green, rubiginous, gray, yellow, and beige.

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  • Researchers from the Volcani Center in Israel looked at 17 lines of chickpeas ranging from black, red, brown, green, rubiginous, gray, yellow, and beige.

    Newswise: Latest News

  • Researchers from the Volcani Center in Israel looked at 17 lines of chickpeas ranging from black, red, brown, green, rubiginous, gray, yellow, and beige.

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