Definition of Roxbury russet in US English:

Roxbury russet

(also Roxberry russet)


  • A variety of green-skinned apple with russet markings, originally grown in New England.


Early 19th century; earliest use found in Catalogue Fruits. From the name of Roxbury (formerly also Roxberry, originally Rocksberry), a town in Massachusetts (now part of Boston), where the variety was developed + russet.


Roxbury russet

/ˌrɒksb(ə)ri ˈrʌsɪt/