Complete Definition of "russet"

English

Pronunciation
w:AHD|AHD: rÅ­s'Ét
w:IPA|IPA: /ËrÊsÉt/
w:SAMPA|SAMPA: /"[email protected]/
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-Êsɪt|-Êsɪt

Etymology
Middle English< Old French rousset< rous< Latin russus, meaning "reddish".

Noun
en-noun|s|-

  1. A coarse, reddish-brown, homespun fabric.
  2. Country dress; homespun cloth.
  3. A reddish-brown color.

#:<table><tr><td>russet color: &nbsp;</td><td bgcolor"#553C34" width"80">&nbsp; </td></tr></table>

  1. A reddish-brown pigment prepared from madder root (Rubia tinctoria); "a true middle hue between orange and purple."

#:(From 1880s British/American dictionary.)

  1. Variety of apple of russet-colored, rough skin.
  2. Variety of potato with dark gray-brown, rough skin.

Translations
trans-top|fabric
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|color
Japanese: ãããè² (azukiiro)
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|potato
trans-mid
trans-bottom

Adjective
russet

  1. Having a reddish-brown color.
  2. Gray or ash-colored (antiquated usage).

#:"Russet-pated" (gray hair). Shakespeare, Midsummer Night's Dream, iii. 2.

  1. Rustic, homespun, coarse, plain.

#:Shakespeare, Loves Labour's Lost, V. 2

  1. "Condition of leather when it is finished, excepting the operations of coloring and polishing the surface." (From 1880s British/American dictionary.)

Translations
trans-top|color
Japanese: ãããè²ã® (azukiiro no)
trans-mid
trans-bottom

Derived terms
russet apple (see above)
russet potato (see above)

See also
Wiktionary_Appendix:Colours|Appendix:Colours

Category:Colors
Category:Browns
Category:Vegetables

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