Origin of bice
- Also called: bice blue a medium blue colour; azurite
- Also called: bice green a yellowish-green colour; malachite
Word Origin and History for bices
"pale blue color," early 15c., shortened from blew bis "blue bice," from French bis "swarthy, brownish-gray" (12c.), cognate with Italian bigio; of unknown origin. Via French combinations azur bis, vert bis the word came into English with a sense of "blue" or "green."