from The Century Dictionary.

  • Unbleached: applied to textile fabrics.
  • Having the color of raw silk, or of undyed and unbleached linen; hence, by extension, having any similar shade of neutral color, as the color of hemp or hempen cord.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having the color or appearance of unbleached stuff, as silk, linen, or the like.

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  • adjective Alternative form of ecru.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a very light brown


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Borrowing from French écru ("raw, unbleached").


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