bise

/ (biːz) /

noun

a cold dry northerly wind in Switzerland and the neighbouring parts of France and Italy, usually in the spring

Nearby words

  1. biscuit,
  2. biscuit bread,
  3. biscuit tortoni,
  4. biscuit ware,
  5. biscuit-fired,
  6. bisect,
  7. bisection,
  8. bisector,
  9. bisectrix,
  10. bisellium

Word Origin for bise

C14: from Old French, of Germanic origin; compare Old Swedish bīsa whirlwind

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