from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not bleached or dyed; unfinished. Used of textiles.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Unfinished; not fully processed; neither bleached nor dyed.
- n. A colour between grey and beige, closely akin to taupe.
French grège, from Italian (seta) greggia, raw (silk), from greggio, gray, of Germanic origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French grège ("raw (of silk)"), from Italian (seta) greggia, “raw (silk)”, from greggio ("grey"), ultimately from Germanic roots. (Wiktionary)
Blend of grey and beige (Wiktionary)