Baize cloth covering a pool table.
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 bay3.
From French baies, feminine plural of adjective bai (“bay-colored”) mistaken as a singular noun.