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  • Rufous — Ru fous, a. [L. rufus.] Reddish; of a yellowish red or brownish red color; tawny. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rufous — reddish brown, 1782, from L. rufus red, reddish, red haired, from Osco Umbrian cognate of L. ruber red (see RED (Cf. red)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • rufous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ reddish brown in colour. ► NOUN ▪ a reddish brown colour. ORIGIN Latin rufus red, reddish …   English terms dictionary

  • rufous — [ro͞o′fəs] adj. [L rufus, reddish, RED] brownish red …   English World dictionary

  • rufous —   a. reddish; tawny; red haired.    ♦ rufulous, a. somewhat rufous …   Dictionary of difficult words

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