bisk

[bisk]
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noun


Bisk

or Biisk, Biysk

[byeesk]

noun

a city in the S Russian Federation in Asia, near the Ob River, SE of Barnaul.

bisque

1

or bisk

[bisk]

noun

a thick cream soup, especially of puréed shellfish or vegetables.
ice cream made with powdered macaroons or nuts.

Origin of bisque

1
From French, dating back to 1640–50, of uncertain origin
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British Dictionary definitions for bisk

bisk

noun

a less common spelling of bisque 1

Bisk

noun

a variant spelling of Biysk

bisque

1

noun

a thick rich soup made from shellfish

Word Origin for bisque

C17: from French

bisque

2

noun

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

Word Origin for bisque

C20: shortened from biscuit

bisque

3

noun

tennis golf croquet an extra point, stroke, or turn allowed to an inferior player, usually taken when desired

Word Origin for bisque

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.

bisque

n.2

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

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