Khaki is a color, a light shade of yellow-brown.
Khaki is a loanword incorporated from Hindustani meaning “soil-colored” and,
is originally derived from the Persian: Khâk, literally meaning “soil”.
It came to English via the British Indian Army. (more)
Khaki has been used by many armies around the world for uniforms, including camouflage.
They are often referred to as KHAKIS.
The invention of Khaki dye is attributed to John Haller, a trained European weaver.
He erected a little factory in Mangalore, India with 21 hand-looms of European construction and a dye house.
The Khaki cloth now known all over the world was first manufactured in Mangalore.
Khaki-colour dye was patented in 1884.
Khakis became popular as US military wear during World War II,
replacing the coarse material used in fatigues in World War I.
By this time, Khakis had come to symbolize adventure, a concept wholly embraced by Hollywood.
Not only was it popular in tinsel town, it was also a staple on college campuses.