from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See russet, n., 2 and 4.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Russet cloth.
  • n. A person clothed in russet; a rustic; usually, an ignorant, clownish person.
  • n. A russet apple.


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  • The russeting, how they're multicolor — those are normally no-nos and cause for rejection in other varieties, says Michael Rozyne, co-director of the Canton, Mass., nonprofit Red Tomato, which works to get local farm produce into mainstream supermarkets.

    Before the Mac, Vintage Apples

  • A green skin color or russeting does not indicate poor quality.

    Make It Easy Make It Light

  • Bordeaux as a fungicide, not because they are necessarily better, but because there is frequently much burning of the foliage and russeting of the fruit from the use of the Bordeaux.

    Apple Growing

  • Concentrated lime-sulfur solutions, either home boiled or commercial, are effective against apple scab and have the advantage of not russeting the fruit.

    Manual of Gardening (Second Edition)

  • With a tough skin, these are golden yellow or greenish-yellow with stripes, russeting or a blush.

    BellaOnline - The Voice of Women

  • "Russet" apples are not actually a single variety, but "russeting" happens to some apple culitivars, when the skin becomes somewhat tough and leathery.

    Serious Eats

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