Meaning of BEIGE in English


I. ˈbāzh noun

( -s )

Etymology: French, perhaps from Italian bambagia cotton, from Medieval Latin bambac-, bambax, from Middle Greek bambak-, bambax, probably from a Turkish word represented now by Turkish pamuk cotton, probably of Persian origin; akin to Persian pamba cotton

1. : cloth (as dress goods) made of natural undyed wool


a. : a variable color averaging light grayish yellowish brown

b. : a pale to grayish yellow

II. adjective

Etymology: French, from beige, n.

1. : of the color beige

2. : having the natural color — used of fabrics made of undyed or unbleached wool

III. adjective

: lacking distinction : vanilla herein

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