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Beige vs. Ecru

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Beigenoun

A slightly yellowish gray colour, as that of unbleached wool.

Ecrunoun

A beige colour.

Beigenoun

Debeige; a kind of woollen or mixed dress goods.

Ecruadjective

Of a beige colour.

Beigeadjective

Having a slightly yellowish gray colour, as that of unbleached wool.

Ecruadjective

Having the color or appearance of unbleached stuff, as silk, linen, or the like.

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Beigeadjective

(informal) Comfortably dull and unadventurous, in a way that suggests middle-class suburbia.

Ecrunoun

a very light brown

Beigenoun

Debeige.

Ecrunoun

the light fawn colour of unbleached linen

‘shades of white, black, and ecru’; ‘an ecru cardigan’;

Beigenoun

a very light brown

Ecru

Ecru is the colour of unbleached linen.Traditionally ecru was considered a shade of beige, but beginning in the 19th century it became more precisely defined as . Ecru comes from the French word écru, which means .

‘a grayish yellow that is greener and paler than chamois or old ivory’; ‘unbleached’;

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Beigeadjective

of a light grayish-brown color

Beigenoun

a pale sandy fawn colour

‘a beige raincoat’; ‘tones of beige and green’;

Beige

Beige is variously described as a pale sandy fawn color, a grayish tan, a light-grayish yellowish brown, or a pale to grayish yellow. It takes its name from French, where the word originally meant natural wool that has been neither bleached nor dyed, hence also the color of natural wool.

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