Definitions

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

  • adj. Rust-colored; reddish-brown.

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  • adj. Alternative form of rubiginose.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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.

Etymologies

Latin rūbīginōsus, from rūbīgō, rūbīgin-, rust, from rōbus, red; see reudh- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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.

    Medindia Health 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.

    Newswise: Latest News

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