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

Examples of russeting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Known as russeting, the rough brown skin often starts around the little dip where the stem attaches and radiates outward. Washington Post, "Sprouting onions and scarred tomatoes: How to tell whether fading produce is still safe to eat," 25 July 2019

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First Known Use of russeting

1851, in the meaning defined above

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“Russeting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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