russet potato

Main Entry:  russet potato
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a long ovoid potato with thick brown skin and mealy white flesh, good for baking and frying; also called Idaho potato
Example:  The russet potato was developed in the 1870s by Luther Burbank, a horticulturalist.
Etymology:  by 1875
Usage:  cooking's 21st Century Lexicon
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