Origin of bistre
Examples from the Web for bister
One egg of the set has the "bister" markings larger and thicker on the large end.
Occasionally there are a few spots or scrawls of "bister" or "clove brown" about the larger end.
The markings are in dark shades of brown, "burnt umber," "bister," or "bone brown."
At that very moment the Bishop of Bister's crozier lay on the table of a London mansion.
It was apparently Greek, yet it was not the language his lordship of Bister had learnt at school and college.
- a yellowish-brown to dark brown colour
- (as modifier)bistre paint