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Khaki is a type of fabric or the colour of such fabric. The name comes from the Persian word khak (dust/ashes) which came to English from modern day Pakistan, specifically via the British Indian Army. Khaki means earth-coloured or dust coloured, referring to the colour of uniforms introduced by the army regiments in the 1880s. More accurately, the correct shade of "Khaki" is the colour of "Multani Mitti", meaning "the mud of Multan". Multan was a well known military cantonment of British India (now in Pakistan).

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