Definition of ecru
: beige 2
Recent Examples of ecru from the Web
The folder is, at first glance, unremarkable: gray, archival, tied with a small, neat ecru ribbon.
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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
Definition of ecru for English Language Learners
: a pale color that is slightly yellow or brown
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