What does the word russet mean?

Usage examples for russet

  1. Fishing- boats with white and russet sails lay upon water turned to a sheet of silver by the sunlight, and grey and white gulls floated about and screamed. – The Adventure League by Hilda T. Skae
  2. In the middle of the long, white bridge she stopped and looked about her, struck by the beauty of the familiar scene around, the soft hills at the north, the shining, river as it wound along through the russet meadow grass, and cut its way between the southern mountains, over which slowly flitted the clouds above. – Half a Dozen Girls by Anna Chapin Ray
  3. The oak leaves are turning russet gold, and the sycamores are yellow green. – The Call of the Canyon by Zane Grey