Pronunciation Noun


  1. A reddish-brown#Adjective|brown color.
  2. A coarse, reddish-brown, homespun fabric; clothes made with such fabric.
  3. A variety of apple with rough, russet-colored skin#Noun|skin.
    Synonyms: russeting
    cot en
  4. A variety of potato with rough, dark gray-brown skin.
  • French: roux
  • Spanish: ocre, marrojizo, marrojiza, color teja
Translations Adjective


  1. Having a reddish-brown color.
  2. (archaic) Gray or ash-colored.
  3. Rustic, homespun, coarse, plain.
    • c. 1595–1596, W. Shakespere [i.e., William Shakespeare], A Pleasant Conceited Comedie Called, Loues Labors Lost. […] (First Quarto), imprinted in London: By W[illiam] W[hite] for Cut[h]bert Burby, published 1598, OCLC 61366361 ↗, [Act V, scene ii] ↗:
      Hencefoorth my wooing minde ſhalbe expreſt / In ruſſet yeas, and honeſt kerſie noes.
  4. The condition of leather when its treatment is complete#Adjective|complete, but it is not yet colored (stain#Verb|stained) and polish#Verb|polished.
  5. (botany) Having a rough skin that is reddish-brown or greyish; russeted.
Translations Verb

russet (russets, present participle russeting; past and past participle russeted)

  1. (ambitransitive, of apples, pears, etc.) To develop reddish-brown spots; to cause russeting.

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