greige

[grey, greyzh]
noun
1.
Textiles. gray goods.
adjective
2.
unbleached and undyed: greige linen.

Origin:
1925–30; < French grège (of silk) raw < Italian greggio gray

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greige (ɡreɪʒ)
 
adj
1.  (of a fabric or material) not yet dyed
 
n
2.  an unbleached or undyed cloth or yarn
 
[C20: from French grège raw]

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Main Entry:  greige2
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  See gray goods
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Example sentences
There are innumerable mixtures of gray, beige and greige, or greige with soft
  pastel shades.
Seed coat neps are dark specks seen on the surface of greige cotton fabrics.
Information demonstrating that fabrics are readily available in greige form,
  and fiber to make greige is also available.
The workers were engaged in employment related to the production of greige
  goods.
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