Russet

Definition of Russet

Rus´set
a.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.
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.
4.An apple, or a pear, of a russet color; as, the English russet, and the Roxbury russet.

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