bisk

[ bisk ]
/ bɪsk /
|

noun


Nearby words

  1. bishopbird,
  2. bishopric,
  3. bishops' bible,
  4. bishydroxycoumarin,
  5. bisitun,
  6. biskra,
  7. bisley,
  8. bismanol,
  9. bismarck,
  10. bismarck archipelago

Bisk

or Biisk, Biysk

[ byeesk ]
/ byisk /

noun

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

bisque

1

or bisk

[ bisk ]
/ bɪsk /

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

/ (bɪsk) /

noun

a less common spelling of bisque 1

Bisk

/ (Russian bijsk) /

noun

a variant spelling of Biysk

bisque

1
/ (bɪsk) /

noun

a thick rich soup made from shellfish

Word Origin for bisque

C17: from French

bisque

2
/ (bɪsk) /

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
/ (bɪsk) /

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
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