Rus"set (?), a. [F. rousset, dim. of roux red, L. russus (for rudtus, rudhtus), akin to E. red. See Red, and cf. Roussette.]

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.

[R.]

Shak.

 

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Rus"set, 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.

Dryden.

4.

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

 

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