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|part of speech:
||a dull yellowish brown color.
||a sturdy cloth of this color, used for military uniforms and work clothes.
||(often plural) pants or uniforms made of this material.
is a word in the Urdu language that means "dusty." Urdu is the language of Pakistan and is spoken by many Muslims in India. In the 1800s, it was first used in English as a name for the uniforms made of dust-colored fabric worn by the British cavalry in India.