greige

[ greyzh ]

noun
  1. Textiles. gray goods.

  2. a warm gray color with beige undertones.

adjective
  1. unbleached and undyed: greige linen.

  2. of the color greige: greige wallpaper.

Origin of greige

1
First recorded in 1925–30; from French grège (of silk) “raw,” from Italian greggio “gray,” see origin at gray1;def. 2 probably gr(ay)1 + (b)eige

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British Dictionary definitions for greige

greige

/ (ɡreɪʒ) mainly US /


adjective
  1. (of a fabric or material) not yet dyed

noun
  1. an unbleached or undyed cloth or yarn

Origin of greige

1
C20: from French grège raw

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