réfulgent, ente [ʀefylʒɑ̃, ɑ̃t] adj.
ÉTYM. Fin XVe; lat. refulgens, -entis, de refulgere « resplendir », de re-, et fulgere « faire des éclairs; luire, briller », qui a donné fulgur (→ Foudre; fulgurer).
Littér., rare. Très brillant; étincelant.

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