or Biisk, Biysk
- a city in the S Russian Federation in Asia, near the Ob River, SE of Barnaul.
- a thick cream soup, especially of puréed shellfish or vegetables.
- ice cream made with powdered macaroons or nuts.
Origin of bisque1
Examples from the Web for bisk
Bisque, bisk, n. a rich soup made of meat or fish slowly stewed and seasoned, crayfish soup.
Bisque, bisk, n. pottery that has undergone the first firing before being glazed.
- a less common spelling of bisque 1
- a variant spelling of Biysk
- a thick rich soup made from shellfish
- a pink to yellowish tan colour
- (as modifier)a bisque tablecloth
- ceramics another name for biscuit (def. 4)
- tennis golf croquet an extra point, stroke, or turn allowed to an inferior player, usually taken when desired
Word Origin and History for bisk
soup, 1640s, bisk, from French bisque "crayfish soup" (17c.), said to be an altered form of Biscaye "Biscay." Gamillscheg says: "Volkstümliche Entlehnung aus norm. bisque 'schlechtes Getränk.'" Modern form in English from 1731.
"unglazed porcelain," 1660s, alteration of biscuit.