beige

[beyzh]
noun
1.
very light brown, as of undyed wool; light gray with a brownish tinge.
adjective
2.
of the color beige.

Origin:
1855–60; < French; Old French bege, of uncertain origin

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beige (beɪʒ)
 
n
1.  a.  a very light brown, sometimes with a yellowish tinge, similar to the colour of undyed wool
 b.  (as adjective): beige gloves
2.  a fabric made of undyed or unbleached wool
 
[C19: from Old French, of obscure origin]

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beige
1858, "fine woolen fabric," from Fr. dialectal beige "yellowish-gray, brownish-gray," from O.Fr. bege "the natural color of wool and cotton; raw, not dyed," origin obscure. As a shade of color, it is attested from 1879.
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Example sentences
They have a pale belly and beige to reddish-brown coat that is short during
  summer and thicker and longer in winter.
Although there is a sedateness about the soothing beige color scheme that
  denotes a certain elegance.
Most of the snakes had handsome beige or brown markings.
Its low-slung beige brick, undulating for acre after acre.
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