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baize (n.)

coarse woolen fabric with a nap on one side, dyed in plain colors, 1570s, bayse, from French baies, fem. plural of adjective bai "bay-colored" (12c.), from Latin badius "chestnut-colored" (see bay (n.4)). Thus probably so called for its original color. French plural taken as a singular in English.

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Definitions of baize

baize (n.)
a bright green fabric napped to resemble felt; used to cover gaming tables;
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