ecru

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ec·ru

 (ĕk′ro͞o, ā′kro͞o)
n.
A grayish to pale yellow or light grayish-yellowish brown.

[French écru, raw, unbleached, from Old French escru : es-, intensive pref. (from Latin ex-; see ex-) + cru, raw (from Latin crūdus; see kreuə- in Indo-European roots).]

ecru

(ˈɛkruː; ˈeɪkruː)
n
(Colours) a greyish-yellow to a light greyish colour; the colour of unbleached linen
adj
(Colours) of the colour ecru
[C19: from French, from é- (intensive) + cru raw, from Latin crūdus; see crude]

ec•ru

or éc•ru

(ˈɛk ru, ˈeɪ kru)

adj.
1. very light brown in color; beige.
n.
2. an ecru color.
[1865–70; < French écru=é- completely (< Latin ex- ex-1) + cru raw (< Latin crūdus; see crude)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ecru - a very light brownecru - a very light brown      
light brown - a brown that is light but unsaturated
Translations

ecru

[ˈeɪkruː]
adjécru(e)
nécru m

ecru