a thick woolen cloth made to resemble felt and often dyed green, used to cover billiard tables, etc.
Origin of baizeOld French baie, plural baies, baize from Classical Latin badius, chestnut-brown
An often bright-green woolen or cotton material napped to imitate felt and used chiefly as a cover for gaming tables.
Origin of baizeMiddle French baies from feminine pl. of bai bay-colored (probably in reference to the original color of the cloth) from Old French; see bay 3.