russet

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

Noun[edit]

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 with russet-colored, rough skin.
  5. Variety of potato with dark gray-brown, rough skin.

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russet ‎(comparative more russet, superlative most russet)

  1. Having a reddish-brown color.
    • c. 1599–1601, William Shakespeare, Hamlet, I. 1:
      But, look, the morn, in russet mantle clad / Walks o'er the dew of yon high eastward hill: []
    1. (botany) Having a rough skin that is reddish-brown or greyish; russeted.
  2. (archaic) Gray or ash-colored.
    • c. 1590–1597, William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, III. 2:
      When they him spy, / As wild geese that the creeping fowler eye, / Or russet-pated choughs, many in sort, / Rising and cawing at the gun's report, / Sever themselves and madly sweep the sky, / So, at his sight, away his fellows fly []
  3. Rustic, homespun, coarse, plain.
  4. The condition of leather when its treatment is complete, but it is not yet colored (stained) and polished.

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russet

  1. Switzerland and Liechtenstein standard spelling of rußet.