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Meaning of RUSSET

Pronunciation:  'rusit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a reddish brown homespun fabric
  2. [adj]  brown with a reddish tinge

RUSSET is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: chromatic
 See Also: homespun, homespun fabric



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Rus"set\, a. [F. rousset, dim. of roux red, L. russus
    (for rudtus, rudhtus), akin to E. red. See {Red}, and cf.
    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.
  2. \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}.