a cold north or northeast wind blowing down from the Swiss Alps
Origin of biseMiddle English from Old French from Frankish an unverified form bisa or Old High German bisa from Germanic base an unverified form bis-, to storm about vigorously
A cold north wind of the Swiss Alps and nearby regions of France and Italy.
Origin of biseMiddle English from Old French of Germanic origin
- Alternative form of bice (blue pigment)
- A cold, dry, northerly wind in France, Switzerland, etc.