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a pale beige color, as unbleached linen
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accrue – accumulate, grow, increase; added as a matter of periodic gain: accrue interest on a savings account
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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).]
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(Colours) a greyish-yellow to a light greyish colour; the colour of unbleached linen
(Colours) of the colour ecru
[C19: from French, from é- (intensive) + cru raw, from Latin crūdus; see crude]
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or éc•ru(ˈɛk ru, ˈeɪ kru)
1. very light brown in color; beige.n.
2. an ecru color.
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