Meaning of russet

rus•set

Pronunciation: (rus'it), [key]
— n.
  1. yellowish brown, light brown, or reddish brown.
  2. a coarse reddish-brown or brownish homespun cloth formerly used for clothing.
  3. any of various apples that have a rough brownish skin and ripen in the autumn.
  4. a brownish, roughened area on fruit, resulting from diseases, insects, or spraying.
  5. finished leather that is not yet polished or colored.
—adj.
  1. yellowish-brown, light-brown, or reddish-brown.
  2. made of russet.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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