greige
adjective Etymology: French grège raw (of silk), from Italian greggio Date: 1926 being in an unbleached undyed state as taken from a loom — used of textiles

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  • greige — Bendroji  informacija Rūšis: naujai skolinta citata Kilmė: anglų, greige [grey + beige]. Pateikta: 2012 02 24. Atnaujinta: 2013 12 27. Reikšmė ir vartosena Apibrėžtis: pilkšvai smėlinė spalva. Pastabos vartotojams: bendrinėje kalboje nevartotina… …   Lietuvių kalbos naujažodžių duomenynas

  • greige — [grāzh] n. [Fr grège, raw (silk) < It ( seta) greggia < VL * gredius, raw] 1. unbleached and undyed cloth or yarn 2. a color blending gray and beige adj. grayish beige …   English World dictionary

  • greige — I. variant of grège II. ˈgrā(zh) adjective Etymology: French grège raw (used of silk) more at gre ge : gray 1d III. noun ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • greige — UK [ɡreɪʒ] / US adjective something that is greige is between very pale brown and grey in colour greige nail polish …   English dictionary

  • greige — /gray, grayzh/, n. 1. Textiles. See gray goods. adj. 2. unbleached and undyed: greige linen. [1925 30; < F grège (of silk) raw < It greggio GRAY] * * * …   Universalium

  • greige — 1. adjective /ɡɹeɪ/ Unfinished; not fully processed; neither bleached nor dyed. The rolls of greige cloth sat on the factory floor waiting to be printed. Syn: gray goods, grey goods, griege 2. noun /ɡɹeɪ/ …   Wiktionary

  • greige — The otherwise unexplicable color of office cubicles and walls. An unknown mixture of grey and beige. The new cubicles management ordered were a lovely shade of greige …   Dictionary of american slang

  • greige — The otherwise unexplicable color of office cubicles and walls. An unknown mixture of grey and beige. The new cubicles management ordered were a lovely shade of greige …   Dictionary of american slang

  • greige — [[t]greɪ, greɪʒ[/t]] adj. tex unbleached and undyed: greige linen[/ex] • Etymology: 1925–30; < F grège (of silk) raw < It greggio gray …   From formal English to slang

  • greige — see silk …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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