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Russet definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

RUS'SET, a. [L. russus. See Red and Ruddy.]
1. Of a reddish brown color; as a russet mantle.
Our summer such a russet livery wears.
2. Coarse; homespun; rustic.
RUS'SET, n. A country dress.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: of brown with a reddish tinge n
1: a reddish brown homespun fabric

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from russet, adjective, russet, from rus, rous red, from Latin russus; akin to Latin ruber red more at red Date: 13th century 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 II. adjective Date: 15th century of the color russet

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. & n. --adj. 1 reddish-brown. 2 archaic rustic, homely, simple. --n. 1 a reddish-brown colour. 2 a kind of rough-skinned russet-coloured apple. 3 hist. a coarse homespun reddish-brown or grey cloth used for simple clothing. Derivatives: russety adj. Etymology: ME f. AF f. OF rosset, rousset, dimin. of roux red f. Prov. ros, It. rosso f. L russus red

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Russet Rus"set, n. 1. A russet color; a pigment of a russet color. 2. Cloth or clothing of a russet color. 3. A country dress; -- so called because often of a russet color. --Dryden. 4. An apple, or a pear, of a russet color; as, the English russet, and the Roxbury russet.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Russet Rus"set, a. [F. rousset, dim. of roux red, L. russus (for rudtus, rudhtus), akin to E. red. See Red, and cf. Roussette.] 1. Of a reddish brown color, or (by some called) a red gray; of the color composed of blue, red, and yellow in equal strength, but unequal proportions, namely, two parts of red to one each of blue and yellow; also, of a yellowish brown color. The morn, in russet mantle clad. --Shak. Our summer such a russet livery wears. --Dryden. 2. Coarse; homespun; rustic. [R.] --Shak.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(russets) Russet is used to describe things that are reddish-brown in colour. ...a russet apple... COLOUR

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Reddish-brown. 2. Coarse, rustic, homespun.



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