1. A light grayish brown or yellowish brown to grayish yellow.
2. A soft fabric of undyed, unbleached wool.
Light grayish-brown or yellowish-brown to grayish-yellow.
[French, fine woolen fabric left in its natural color, from Old French bege, perhaps from shortening of Old Italian bambagia, cotton wool, ultimately from Medieval Latin bombax, cotton; see BOMBAZINE.]
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