bisque

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English[edit]

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A bowl of lobster bisque (sense 1)
A Queen Alexandra bisque doll with a head made of bisque (sense 3), from the collection of the Guildhall Museum in Rochester, Kent, England, United Kingdom

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Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from French bisque, possibly from Biscaye.

Noun[edit]

bisque (countable and uncountable, plural bisques)

  1. A thick creamy soup made from fish, shellfish, meat or vegetables.
    lobster bisque
  2. A pale pinkish brown colour.
    bisque:  
  3. (ceramics) 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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Verb[edit]

bisque (third-person singular simple present bisques, present participle bisquing, simple past and past participle bisqued)

  1. (transitive) To prepare ceramics in the bisque style.
    • 2018, Melissa Weiss, Handbuilt, A Potter's Guide (page 147)
      I use an electric kiln strictly for bisquing my pots.

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from French bisque, of unknown origin; Émile Littré, Dictionnaire de la langue française,[1] suggests a comparison with Spanish bisca (gambling house, gambling den).

Noun[edit]

bisque (plural bisques)

  1. (sports) An extra turn, free point or some other advantage allowed.
    1. A free turn in a handicap croquet match.
    2. A free point in a handicap real tennis match.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Uncertain. Possibly from Norman dialect bisque (bitter drink). There is no clear evidence for a derivation from Biscay.

Noun[edit]

bisque f (plural bisques)

  1. bisque (soup, colour)

Etymology 2[edit]

Uncertain. A relationship with other senses of bisque and bisquer is possible, but unclear. Alternatively, may be derived from Italian bisca (gambling den), or from the medieval Latin biscator (gambler).

Noun[edit]

bisque f (plural bisques)

  1. (tennis) advantage

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

bisque

  1. first/third-person singular present indicative of bisquer
  2. first/third-person singular present subjunctive of bisquer
  3. second-person singular imperative of bisquer

Further reading[edit]

bisque” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).