- very light brown, as of undyed wool; light gray with a brownish tinge.
- of the color beige.
Origin of beige
- a very light brown, sometimes with a yellowish tinge, similar to the colour of undyed wool
- (as adjective)beige gloves
- a fabric made of undyed or unbleached wool
Word Origin and History for beiger
1858, "fine woolen fabric," from dialectal French beige "yellowish-gray, brownish-gray," from Old French bege "the natural color of wool and cotton; raw, not dyed" (13c.), of obscure origin. "Das Wort lebt namentlich in der Bourgogne und Fr. Comté, daneben aber auch im Südwesten" [Gamillscheg]. As a shade of color, it is attested from 1879. As an adjective by 1879.