bisque

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French bisque

Noun[edit]

bisque (countable and uncountable, plural bisques)

  1. A thick creamy soup made from fish, shellfish, meat or vegetables.
  2. (sports) An extra turn, free point or some other advantage allowed.
    • 1937, P. G. Wodehouse, 'Lord Emsworth and Others', Overlook, Woodstock: 2002, p 137-8.
      Going round with Angus McTavish carrying your bag, she mused, was equivalent to about four bisques to the opposition. Angus McTavish was the sort of man who, just by going about looking like a frozen asset, takes all the edge and zip out of a girl's game.
    1. A free turn in a handicap croquet match.
    2. A free point in a handicap real tennis match.
  3. A pale pinkish brown colour.
    bisque colour:    
  4. A form of unglazed earthenware; biscuit.

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Adjective[edit]

bisque (not comparable)

  1. of a pale pinkish brown colour

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