- a thick cream soup, especially of puréed shellfish or vegetables.
- ice cream made with powdered macaroons or nuts.
Origin of bisque1
- a point, extra turn, or the like, as in court tennis or croquet.
Origin of bisque2
- biscuit1(def 4).
- Also called biscuit ware. vitreous china that is left unglazed.
- a pinkish-tan color.
- having the color bisque.
Origin of bisque3
Examples from the Web for bisque
In the distance a curtain of porphyry and bisque drew its shadow across the moon.Erik Dorn
As it was I won in an uneventful six, and took with a bisque the short hole which followed.Happy Days
Alan Alexander Milne
The potter will glaze your work for you if you wish, or leave it in the bisque.Indoor and Outdoor Recreations for Girls
A bisque is one stroke which may be claimed at any time during a set.
I tell you: how would it be if we began with a bisque of crab?The Imitator
- 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 bisque
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.