drabcloth
Drab Drab, n. [F. drap cloth: LL. drappus, trapus, perh. orig., a firm, solid stuff, cf. F. draper to drape, also to full cloth; prob. of German origin; cf. Icel. drepa to beat, strike, AS. drepan, G. treffen; perh. akin to E. drub. Cf. {Drape}, {Trappings}.] 1. A kind of thick woolen cloth of a dun, or dull brownish yellow, or dull gray, color; -- called also {drabcloth}. [1913 Webster]

2. A dull brownish yellow or dull gray color. [1913 Webster]


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  • Drab — Drab, n. [F. drap cloth: LL. drappus, trapus, perh. orig., a firm, solid stuff, cf. F. draper to drape, also to full cloth; prob. of German origin; cf. Icel. drepa to beat, strike, AS. drepan, G. treffen; perh. akin to E. drub. Cf. {Drape},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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