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]

Borrowing 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 colour:    
  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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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowing 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Émile Littré (1863–1872) Dictionnaire de la langue française contenant la nomenclature, la grammaire, la signification des mots, la partie historique, l'etymologie, Paris: Hachette, OCLC 683360373.

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Noun[edit]

bisque f ‎(plural bisques)

  1. bisque (soup, colour)
  2. (tennis) advantage

Verb[edit]

bisque

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