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greige

[grey, greyzh] /greɪ, greɪʒ/
noun
1.
Textiles. gray goods.
adjective
2.
unbleached and undyed:
greige linen.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; < French grège (of silk) raw < Italian greggio gray
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Examples from the web for greige
  • 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.
  • The workers are engaged in the production of greige goods and yarn.
  • Develop processes for producing nonwoven fabrics from greige cotton.
British Dictionary definitions for greige

greige

/ɡreɪʒ/
adjective
1.
(of a fabric or material) not yet dyed
noun
2.
an unbleached or undyed cloth or yarn
Word Origin
C20: from French grège raw
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