Not bleached or dyed; unfinished. Used of textiles.
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 greige
- Alteration (perhaps influenced by grey) (beige) of French grège from Italian greggio unbleached, raw probably from Vulgar Latin gregius of or from the flock of sheep from Latin grex, greg- herd, flock ger- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition