russeting

noun
rus·​set·​ing | \ ˈrə-sə-tiŋ How to pronounce russeting (audio) \
variants: or less commonly russetting

Definition of russeting

: a brownish roughened area on the skin of fruit (such as apples) caused by injury

First Known Use of russeting

1851, in the meaning defined above

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