Meaning of BISQUE in English


I. noun

also bisk ˈbisk

( -s )

Etymology: French bisque

: odds allowed an inferior player in certain games:

a. : a point to be taken when desired in a set of tennis

b. : an extra turn in croquet

c. : one or more strokes to be deducted from the whole or part score in golf

II. noun

also bisk “

( -s )

Etymology: French bisque

1. : a thick cream soup made of crayfish or other shellfish or of the flesh of birds or rabbits ; also : a cream soup of pureed vegetables

tomato bisque

2. : ice cream containing powdered nuts or macaroons

III. noun

( -s )

1. : a variable color that is brownish pink, light grayish yellowish brown, and pale orange yellow to yellowish gray

2. : a light grayish brown especially used in textiles

IV. noun

( -s )

Etymology: by shortening & alteration

: biscuit 2 ; especially : unglazed ceramic ware that is not to be glazed but is hard-fired and vitreous

Sèvres bisque

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