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Word of the Day 11/04/14 Ecru

Ecru (adjective, noun)
ecru [ek-roo, ey-kroo]


adjective
1. very light brown in color, as raw silk, unbleached linen, etc.

noun
2. an ecru color.


Origin: 1865-70; < French, equivalent to é- completely (< Latin ex- ex-1) + cru raw (< Latin crūdus; see crude )

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