from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Turning red; reddening.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. turning red; reddening
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Growing or becoming red; tending to redness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Growing or becoming red; tending to a red color; blushing.
It writhed down her arm, and its five rubescent flower heads thrust out toward the priestess — vibrating, quivering, held in leash only by the light touch of the handmaiden at its very end.
The line of tail lights snaked over the hills and into the woods, the whole thing inching along like a rubescent worm.
The demon's rubescent eyes fixed malevolently on the mage.
From those gaping jaws a gout of rubescent flame swept across the captives.
She wasn't a prude but she was a girl who hadn't until now allowed any man the privilege of such an intimacy, which the ruby-shaded lamps intensified, casting a rubescent glow over the turned-back sheets and lace counterpane of the big bed.
Dimly through rubescent veils, the others in the hall could glimpse his white, frozen features, fixed in a grimace of torment.
It writhed down her arm, and its five rubescent flower heads thrust out toward the priestess -- vibrating, quivering, held in leash only by the light touch of the handmaiden at its very end.
Then he could see the modest bookseller, somewhat clammy in his extremities and lost within his academic robe and hood, nervously fidgeting his mortar-board, haled forward by ushers, and tottering rubescent before the chancellor, provost, president (or whoever it might be) who hands out the diploma.
Guards, who was conspicuous in a uniform as rubescent as his patronymic.
And I once a rubescent socialist ... best parlor type ...