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bisk

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noun
  1. bisque1.
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Bisk

or Biisk, Biysk

[byeesk]
noun
  1. a city in the S Russian Federation in Asia, near the Ob River, SE of Barnaul.
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bisque1

or bisk

[bisk]
noun
  1. a thick cream soup, especially of puréed shellfish or vegetables.
  2. ice cream made with powdered macaroons or nuts.
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Origin of bisque1

From French, dating back to 1640–50, of uncertain origin
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Historical Examples

  • Bisque, bisk, n. a rich soup made of meat or fish slowly stewed and seasoned, crayfish soup.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

    Various

  • Bisque, bisk, n. pottery that has undergone the first firing before being glazed.


British Dictionary definitions for bisk

bisk

noun
  1. a less common spelling of bisque 1
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Bisk

noun
  1. a variant spelling of Biysk
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bisque1

noun
  1. a thick rich soup made from shellfish
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Word Origin

C17: from French

bisque2

noun
    1. a pink to yellowish tan colour
    2. (as modifier)a bisque tablecloth
  1. ceramics another name for biscuit (def. 4)
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Word Origin

C20: shortened from biscuit

bisque3

noun
  1. tennis golf croquet an extra point, stroke, or turn allowed to an inferior player, usually taken when desired
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Word Origin

C17: from French, of obscure origin
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Word Origin and History for bisk

bisque

n.1

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.

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bisque

n.2

"unglazed porcelain," 1660s, alteration of biscuit.

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