becoming red; specif., blushing or flushing
Origin of rubescentClassical Latin rubescens, present participle of rubescere, to grow red ; from rubere, to redden ; from ruber, red
Turning red; reddening.
Origin of rubescentLatin rub&emacron;sc&emacron;ns, rub&emacron;scent-, present participle of rub&emacron;scere, to grow red, inchoative of rub&emacron;re, to be red; see reudh- in Indo-European roots.
Attested since at least 1730, from Latin rubescens, present participle of rubescere.