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bisque

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[ bisk ]
/ bɪsk /
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noun
a thick cream soup, especially of puréed shellfish or vegetables.
ice cream made with powdered macaroons or nuts.
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Sometimes bisk .

Origin of bisque

1
First recorded in 1640–50; from French; literally, “crayfish soup,” of uncertain origin

Other definitions for bisque (2 of 3)

bisque2
[ bisk ]
/ bɪsk /

noun Sports.
a point, extra turn, or the like, as in court tennis or croquet.

Origin of bisque

2
First recorded in 1605–15; from French, earlier biscaye, of uncertain origin

Other definitions for bisque (3 of 3)

bisque3
[ bisk ]
/ bɪsk /

noun
Also called biscuit ware. vitreous china that is left unglazed.
a pinkish-tan color.
adjective
having the color bisque.

Origin of bisque

3
First recorded in 1655–65; short for biscuit
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British Dictionary definitions for bisque (1 of 3)

bisque1
/ (bɪsk) /

noun
a thick rich soup made from shellfish

Word Origin for bisque

C17: from French

British Dictionary definitions for bisque (2 of 3)

bisque2
/ (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

British Dictionary definitions for bisque (3 of 3)

bisque3
/ (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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