American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A light grayish brown or yellowish brown to grayish yellow.
- n. A soft fabric of undyed, unbleached wool.
- adj. Light grayish-brown or yellowish-brown to grayish-yellow.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having its natural color: said of a woolen fabric made of undyed wool.
- n. A thin, wiry dress-fabric of worsted, originally unbleached, but now made in all colors and many designs.
- n. A slightly yellowish gray colour, as that of unbleached wool.
- n. debeige; a kind of woollen or mixed dress goods
- adj. Having a slightly yellowish gray colour, as that of unbleached wool.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Debeige.
- adj. of a light greyish-brown color
- n. a very light brown
- Borrowing from French dialectal beige, from Old French bege 'color of undyed wool or coton', from an Alpine language (compare Franco-Provençal bézho, Romansch besch) 'dull grey', from Vulgar Latin *bysseus 'cottony grey' (compare French bis, Catalan bis, Italian bìgio), from Late Latin byssus 'cotton', from Ancient Greek (býssos) 'cotton homespun', from Semitic (compare Hebrew/Aramaic būṣ) (Wiktionary)
- French, fine woolen fabric left in its natural color, from Old French bege, perhaps from shortening of Old Italian bambagia, cotton wool, ultimately from Medieval Latin bombax, cotton; see bombazine. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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