Ecru definition

ĕkro͝o, ākro͝o
Light tan; beige.
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A grayish to pale yellow or light grayish-yellowish brown.
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A beige colour.

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Of a beige colour.
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Origin of ecru

  • French écru raw, unbleached from Old French escru es- intensive pref. (from Latin ex- ex–) cru raw (from Latin crūdus kreuə- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French écru (“raw, unbleached”).

    From Wiktionary