- very light brown in color, as raw silk, unbleached linen, etc.
- an ecru color.
Also é·cru [French ey-kry] /French eɪˈkrü/.
Origin of ecru
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- a greyish-yellow to a light greyish colour; the colour of unbleached linen
- of the colour ecru
C19: from French, from é- (intensive) + cru raw, from Latin crūdus; see crude
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