russet

1 of 2

noun

rus·​set ˈrə-sət How to pronounce russet (audio)
1
: coarse homespun usually reddish-brown cloth
2
: a reddish brown
3
: any of various apples having rough russet-colored skins
4
: a usually large elongated potato especially suited for baking

russet

2 of 2

adjective

: of the color russet

Examples of russet in a Sentence

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Noun
Slice the russet potatoes just before layering to prevent them from discoloring. Bhg Test Kitchen, Better Homes & Gardens, 24 July 2023 Where the trails pass over slickrock, white dots painted on the russet stone show the way. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, 7 Mar. 2024 Appearance: an exuberant, rocky head over a russet body. Peter Rowe, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Feb. 2024 Instead of mega-sized russets, Martinez’s baking potatoes and other tubers are usually no longer than a thumb and come in shades of red, purple, yellow and pink. Laurie Ochoa, Los Angeles Times, 30 Sep. 2023 Meanwhile, peel and grate 2 russet or Yukon gold potatoes and 2 medium sweet potatoes into a colander. Andrea Weigl, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 High-starch potatoes like russets, have a light, mealy texture and are best for this hash brown cake recipe. Bhg Test Kitchen, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 May 2023 The offer includes a 6-pound, bone-in hickory smoked ham from Market Pantry; Good & Gather russet potatoes and frozen corn; Del Monte green beans; Campbell's cream of mushroom soup; and Favorite Day French bread and peppermint sandwich cookies. Brandee Gruener, Southern Living, 8 Dec. 2023 Ingredients 8 medium-size russet potatoes (about 8 oz. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 5 Dec. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

Noun

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from russet, adjective, russet, from rus, rous red, from Latin russus; akin to Latin ruber red — more at red

First Known Use

Noun

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of russet was in the 13th century

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Cite this Entry

“Russet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/russet. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

russet

1 of 2 noun
rus·​set ˈrəs-ət How to pronounce russet (audio)
1
: coarse homespun usually reddish brown cloth
2
: a reddish brown
3
: any of various usually late-ripening apples that have rough mostly russet-colored skins

russet

2 of 2 adjective
: of the color russet

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