Bisque meaning

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A pastel pinkish brown color, similar to that of unglazed clay.
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Ice cream mixed with crushed macaroons or nuts.
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A pale orange-yellow to yellowish gray.
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An advantage allowed an inferior player in certain games, such as a free point in tennis, an extra turn in croquet, or an additional stroke in golf.
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A rich, thick, creamy soup made from shellfish or from rabbit, fowl, etc.
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A thick, creamy soup of puréed vegetables.
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An ice cream containing ground macaroons or nuts.
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Biscuit ceramic ware left unglazed in the finished state.
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A red-yellow color.
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A handicap of one point per set in tennis, one turn per game in croquet, or one or more strokes per game at match play in golf.
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(sports) An extra turn, free point or some other advantage allowed.
  • A free turn in a handicap croquet match.
  • A free point in a handicap real tennis match.
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Origin of bisque

  • Perhaps from French dialectal sour soup from Biscaye , Bay of Biscay
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From biscuit
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • French
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Borrowing from French bisque
    From Wiktionary