ecru

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noun \ˈe-(ˌ)krü, ˈā-(ˌ)krü\

Definition of ecru

  1. :  beige 2

ecru

adjective

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Origin and Etymology 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


ECRU Defined for English Language Learners

ecru

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Definition of ecru for English Language Learners

  • : a pale color that is slightly yellow or brown


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