beige

[ beyzh ]
/ beɪʒ /

noun

very light brown, as of undyed wool; light gray with a brownish tinge.

adjective

of the color beige.

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Origin of beige

1855–60; <French; Old French bege, of uncertain origin
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British Dictionary definitions for beige

beige
/ (beɪʒ) /

noun

  1. a very light brown, sometimes with a yellowish tinge, similar to the colour of undyed wool
  2. (as adjective)beige gloves
a fabric made of undyed or unbleached wool

Word Origin for beige

C19: from Old French, of obscure origin
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