Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In zoology, same as ferruginous.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of a red color tinged with rust

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Examples

  • One painted shard just unearthed had a rust-red frame and a black spiral: a decoration common in ancient Greek art and a hint to the Philistines' origins in the Aegean.

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  • Later in the summer, you'll see the buds of rust-red flowers begin to appear.

    Kurt Michael Friese: Savoring Sorrel Season

  • British Columbia and Alberta had the worst infestations, but Wyoming, Colorado and Montana were hit a hard blow, millions of acres turned a dull rust-red.

    Bird Cloud

  • British Columbia and Alberta had the worst infestations, but Wyoming, Colorado and Montana were hit a hard blow, millions of acres turned a dull rust-red.

    Bird Cloud

  • Lush shrubbery, reedy grasses and watercolor-hued flowers surround the rust-red tracks in a way that seems deliberate yet natural.

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  • British Columbia and Alberta had the worst infestations, but Wyoming, Colorado and Montana were hit a hard blow, millions of acres turned a dull rust-red.

    Bird Cloud

  • British Columbia and Alberta had the worst infestations, but Wyoming, Colorado and Montana were hit a hard blow, millions of acres turned a dull rust-red.

    Bird Cloud

  • Where the sharp white ribs of cattle stand and stake the silent rust-red land and pierce the rocks amid the sand

    Path

  • For as long as she could remember people had flocked to the national park in the autumn, since few places in the country could boast such a brilliant display of colour as here by the lake where the rust-red and orange shades of the dying leaves extended as far as the eye could see.

    'Hypothermia'

  • Streaks of the rust-red oil could be seen in the waves off Pensacola Beach as cleanup crews worked in the rough weather to prepare the beach for the holiday weekend.

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