- A coarse, reddish-brown, homespun fabric.
- Country dress; homespun cloth.
- A reddish-brown color.
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- A reddish-brown pigment prepared from madder root (Rubia tinctoria); "a true middle hue between orange and purple."
- (From 1880s British/American dictionary.)
- Variety of apple of russet-colored, rough skin.
- Variety of potato with dark gray-brown, rough skin.
- Having a reddish-brown color.
- Gray or ash-colored (antiquated usage).
Etymology: Middle English< Old French rousset< rous< Latin russus, meaning "reddish".
- "Russet-pated" (gray hair). Shakespeare, Midsummer Night's Dream, iii. 2.
- Rustic, homespun, coarse, plain.
- Shakespeare, Loves Labour's Lost, V. 2
- "Condition of leather when it is finished, excepting the operations of coloring and polishing the surface." (From 1880s British/American dictionary.)
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