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ecru (adj.)

1869, "having the color of raw silk or unbleached linen," from French écru "raw, unbleached," from Old French escru "raw, crude, rough" (13c.), from es- "thoroughly" (see ex-) + Latin crudus "raw" (see crude).

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Definitions of ecru

ecru (n.)
a very light brown;
Synonyms: beige
From wordnet.princeton.edu