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Origin of russet
OTHER WORDS FROM russetrus·set·ish, rus·set·y, adjectiverus·set·like, adjective
Words nearby russet
Example sentences from the Web for russet
The forests were in russet and yellow, for the leaves had not fallen.Following the Flag|Charles Carleton Coffin
He stood six feet in his russet boots, with a frame that seemed as sinewy, as herculean.The Bandolero|Mayne Reid
I recall little else but a grave eating of russet apples by the erect philosophers, and a solemn disappearance into night.Literary and Social Essays|George William Curtis
“Nay, but my garb scarce befits the raree show,” said Ridley, looking at his russet gown.Grisly Grisell|Charlotte M. Yonge
The country has now exchanged its refreshing varieties of greens for the hues of saffron, russet, and dark brown.
British Dictionary definitions for russet
- a rough homespun fabric, reddish-brown in colour, formerly in use for clothing
- (as modifier)a russet coat