rus·​set·​ing ˈrə-sə-tiŋ How to pronounce russeting (audio)
variants or less commonly russetting
: 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, 25 July 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of russeting was in 1851

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“Russeting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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