The definition of greige is a color somewhere between beige and grey.
When the clouds are turning a light beige-grey as part of the earliest onset of a storm, this is an example of a time when they are greige.
- unbleached and undyed cloth or yarn
- a color blending gray and beige
Origin of greigeFrench grège, raw (silk) from Italian (seta) greggia from Vulgar Latin an unverified form gredius, raw
Not bleached or dyed; unfinished. Used of textiles.
Origin of greigeAlteration (perhaps influenced by grey ) ( beige ) of Frenchgrège from Italian greggio unbleached, raw probably from Vulgar Latin gregius of or from the flock of sheep from Latin grex, greg- herd, flock ; see ger- in Indo-European roots.