greige

[greyzh, grey]
adjective
  1. unbleached and undyed: greige linen.

Origin of greige

1925–30; < French grège (of silk) “raw” from Italian greggio gray1; def 2 probably gr(ay)1 + (b)eige
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British Dictionary definitions for greige

greige

adjective
  1. (of a fabric or material) not yet dyed
noun
  1. an unbleached or undyed cloth or yarn

Word Origin for greige

C20: from French grège raw
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