English russet
Russet Rus"set, n. 1. A russet color; a pigment of a russet color. [1913 Webster]

2. Cloth or clothing of a russet color. [1913 Webster]

3. A country dress; -- so called because often of a russet color. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

4. An apple, or a pear, of a russet color; as, the {English russet}, and the {Roxbury russet}. [1913 Webster]


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