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russet

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EtymologyEdit

Middle English, from Old French rousset, from rous, from Latin russus (reddish)

NounEdit

russet (countable and uncountable, plural russets)

  1. A coarse, reddish-brown, homespun fabric.
  2. Country dress; homespun cloth.
  3. A reddish-brown color.
    russet colour:    
  4. Variety of apple of russet-colored, rough skin.
  5. Variety of potato with dark gray-brown, rough skin.

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AdjectiveEdit

russet (comparative more russet, superlative most russet)

  1. Having a reddish-brown color.
  2. Gray or ash-colored (antiquated usage).
    "Russet-pated" (gray hair). Shakespeare, Midsummer Night's Dream, iii. 2.
  3. Rustic, homespun, coarse, plain.
    Shakespeare, Loves Labour's Lost, V. 2
  4. "Condition of leather when it is finished, excepting the operations of coloring and polishing the surface." (From 1880s British/American dictionary.)

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Derived termsEdit

  • russet apple (see above)
  • russet potato (see above)
  • russeting

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