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ecru

noun \ˈe-(ˌ)krü, ˈā-(ˌ)krü\

: a pale color that is slightly yellow or brown

Full Definition of ECRU

:  beige 2
ecru adjective

Origin of ECRU

French écru, literally, unbleached, raw, from Old French escru, from es- completely (from Latin ex-) + cru raw, from Latin crudus — more at raw
First Known Use: 1836

Other Color Terms

argentine, cerise, cerulean, cyan, ocher, perse, puce, taupe, vermilion

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