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Origin of bistre
OTHER WORDS FROM bistrebistred, adjective
Words nearby bistre
Example sentences from the Web for bistre
Land was left on the starboard at a distance of about fifteen miles; the mountains seemed tinged with a red-coloured bistre.The English at the North Pole|Jules Verne
A plate painted in bistre camaïeu with the Discovery of Calisto by Diana.
His eldest son was named after me, "Robert Bistre," for such is my name, which I have often thought of changing.George Bowring - A Tale Of Cader Idris|R. D. Blackmore
One hundred copies printed upon Japan paper, with illustrations in two states, blue and bistre.
No. 76 of eighty copies printed on Japanese vellum, with frontispiece in two colours, black and bistre.
British Dictionary definitions for bistre
- a yellowish-brown to dark brown colour
- (as modifier)bistre paint