Bister



bistre.
a brown pigment extracted from the soot of wood, often used in pen and wash drawings.
a yellowish to dark-brown color.
Historical Examples

The Burglars’ Club Henry A. Hering
The Lock And Key Library Various
Life Histories of North American Shore Birds, Part 1 (of 2) Arthur Cleveland Bent
The Burglars’ Club Henry A. Hering
An Annotated Check List of the Mammals of Michoacn, Mxico Bernardo Villa R.
Life Histories of North American Shore Birds, Part 1 (of 2) Arthur Cleveland Bent
Life Histories of North American Shore Birds, Part 1 (of 2) Arthur Cleveland Bent
Life Histories of North American Shore Birds, Part 1 (of 2) Arthur Cleveland Bent

noun
a transparent water-soluble brownish-yellow pigment made by boiling the soot of wood, used for pen and wash drawings

a yellowish-brown to dark brown colour
(as modifier): bistre paint

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