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khaki


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Khaki  \Kha"ki\  (k[aum]"k[-e]),  a.  [Hind.  kh[=a]k[=i],  lit., 
  dusty,  dust-colored,  fr  Per.  kh[=a]k  dust.] 
  Of  a  dull  brownish  yellow,  or  drab  color;  --  applied  to 
  cloth,  originally  to  a  stout  brownish  cotton  cloth,  used  in 
  making  uniforms  in  the  Anglo-Indian  army. 
 
  Note:  In  the  United  States  service  the  summer  uniform  of 
  cotton  is  officially  designated  khaki;  the  winter 
  uniform  of  wool,  olive  drab. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Khaki  \Kha"ki\,  n. 
  Any  kind  of  khaki  cloth;  hence  a  uniform  of  khaki  or 
  rarely,  a  soldier  clad  in  khaki.  In  the  United  States  and 
  British  armies  khaki  or  cloth  of  a  very  similar  color  is 
  almost  exclusively  used  for  service  in  the  field. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  khaki 
  adj  :  of  a  yellowish  brown  color  similar  to  olive  drab 
  n  :  a  sturdy  twilled  cloth  of  a  yellowish  brown  color  used 
  especially  for  military  uniforms 




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