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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Russet  \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}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Russet  \Rus"set\,  a.  [F.  rousset,  dim.  of  roux  red,  L.  russus 
  (for  rudtus  rudhtus),  akin  to  E.  red.  See  {Red},  and  cf 
  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  brown  with  a  reddish  tinge 
  n  :  a  reddish  brown  homespun  fabric 

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