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1) A hue designation for the color of raw silk or unbleached cotton, wool, or linen.

2) Natural fibers or unbleached fabric.

Synonyms and Related Terms

crudo (Esp.); ecru (ongebleekt doek) (Ned);

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Rosalie Rosso King, Textile Identification, Conservation, and Preservation, Noyes Publications, Park Ridge, NJ, 1985
  • Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, Phyllis G.Tortora, Robert S. Merkel (eds.), Fairchild Publications, New York City, 7th edition, 1996
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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