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russet

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noun rus·set \ˈrə-sət\

Definition of russet

  1. 1 :  coarse homespun usually reddish-brown cloth

  2. 2 :  a reddish brown

  3. 3 :  any of various apples having rough russet-colored skins

  4. 4 :  a usually large elongated potato especially suited for baking

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Origin and Etymology of russet

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


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russet

adjective rus·set

Definition of russet

  1. :  of the color russet

First Known Use of russet

15th century


RUSSET Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of russet for English Language Learners

  • : a reddish-brown color



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