from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A grayish to pale yellow or light grayish-yellowish brown.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A beige colour.
- adj. Of a beige colour.
French écru, raw, unbleached, from Old French escru : es-, intensive pref. (from Latin ex-; see ex-) + cru, raw (from Latin crūdus; see kreuə- in Indo-European roots).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French écru ("raw, unbleached"). (Wiktionary)