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Definitions for russet
ˈrʌs ɪtrus·set

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. russetadjective

    a reddish brown homespun fabric

  2. russetadjective

    of brown with a reddish tinge

Wiktionary

  1. russetnoun

    A coarse, reddish-brown, homespun fabric.

  2. russetnoun

    Country dress; homespun cloth.

  3. russetnoun

    Variety of apple of russet-colored, rough skin.

  4. russetnoun

    Variety of potato with dark gray-brown, rough skin.

  5. russetadjective

    Having a reddish-brown color.

  6. russetadjective

    Gray or ash-colored (antiquated usage).

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

  7. russetadjective

    Rustic, homespun, coarse, plain.

    Shakespeare, Loves Labour's Lost, V. 2

  8. russetadjective

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Russetadjective

    Etymology: rousset, Fr. russus, Lat.

    The morn, in russet mantle clad,
    Walks o’er the dew of yon high eastward hill. William Shakespeare.

    Our summer such a russet livery wears,
    As in a garment often dy’d appears. Dryden.

    This white spot was immediately encompassed with a dark grey or russet, and that dark grey with the colours of the first iris. Isaac Newton, Opticks.

    Taffata phrases, silken terms precise,
    Figures pedantical: these summer flies
    Have blown me full of maggot ostentation:
    Henceforth my wooing mind shall be exprest
    In russet yeas, and honest kersy noes. William Shakespeare.

  2. Russetnoun

    Country dress. See Russet, adj.

    The Dorick dialect has a sweetness in its clownishness, like a fair shepherdess in her country russet. Dryden.

  3. Russet, Russetingnoun

    A name given to several sorts of pears or apples from their colour.

    The russet pearmain is a very pleasant fruit, continuing long on the tree, and in the conservatory partakes both of the russeting and pearmain in colour and taste; the one side being generally russet, and the other streaked like a pearmain. John Mortimer.

ChatGPT

  1. russet

    Russet is a term used to describe a color, typically dark brown or reddish-brown. It is often associated with items like potatoes, apples, or foliage that have a coarse, reddish-brown skin. It can also refer to a coarse, homespun cloth or a type of apple or pear that is typically grown for its brownish-red skin and particularly sweet flesh.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Russetadjective

    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

  2. Russetadjective

    coarse; homespun; rustic

  3. Russetnoun

    a russet color; a pigment of a russet color

  4. Russetnoun

    cloth or clothing of a russet color

  5. Russetnoun

    a country dress; -- so called because often of a russet color

  6. Russetnoun

    an apple, or a pear, of a russet color; as, the English russet, and the Roxbury russet

  7. Etymology: [F. rousset, dim. of roux red, L. russus (for rudtus, rudhtus), akin to E. red. See Red, and cf. Roussette.]

Wikidata

  1. Russet

    Russet is a dark brown color with a reddish-orange tinge. As a tertiary color, russet is an equal mix of orange and purple pigments. The first recorded use of russet as a color name in English was in 1562. The source of this color is the ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names--Color dictionary used by stamp collectors to identify the colors of stamps The name of the color derives from russet, a coarse cloth made of wool and dyed with woad and madder to give it a subdued grey or reddish-brown shade. By the statute of 1363, poor English people were required to wear russet. Russet, a color of Autumn, is often associated with sorrow or grave seriousness. Anticipating a lifetime of regret, Shakespeare's character Biron says: "Henceforth my wooing mind shall be express'd / In russet yeas and honest kersey noes." The color is mentioned in a famous quote taken from a letter Oliver Cromwell wrote to Sir William Spring in September 1643: "I had rather have a plain, russet-coated captain that knows what he fights for, and loves what he knows, [than that which you call a gentleman and is nothing else]".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Russet

    rus′et, adj. rusty or reddish-brown: coarse: rustic: of russet-leather.—n. a coarse homespun dress.—ns. Russ′eting, an apple of a russet colour and rough skin; Russ′et-leath′er.—adj. Russ′ety. [O. Fr. rousset—L. russus, red.]

Anagrams for russet »

  1. estrus

  2. struse

  3. surest

  4. tusser

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of russet in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of russet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of russet in a Sentence

  1. Oliver Cromwell:

    I had rather have a plain, russet-coated Captain, that knows what he fights for, and loves what he knows, than that which you call a Gentle-man and is nothing else.

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