a thick cream soup, especially of puréed shellfish or vegetables.
ice cream made with powdered macaroons or nuts.
a point, extra turn, or the like, as in court tennis or croquet.
biscuit (def 4).
Also called biscuit ware. vitreous china that is left unglazed.
a pinkish-tan color.
having the color bisque.
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a thick rich soup made from shellfish
a pink to yellowish tan colour
(as modifier): a bisque tablecloth
(ceramics) another name for biscuit (sense 4)
(tennis, golf, croquet) an extra point, stroke, or turn allowed to an inferior player, usually taken when desired
a seaport in and the capital of Guinea-Bissau, in the W part. a republic on the W coast of Africa, between Guinea and Senegal: formerly a Portuguese overseas province; gained independence in 1974. 13,948 sq. mi. (36,125 sq. km). Capital: Bissau. noun a port on the Atlantic, the capital of Guinea-Bissau (until 1974 Portuguese Guinea). […]
bissel Contemporary Examples Look Who’s Talking Yiddish! July 14, 2011 Historical Examples Morale Murray Leinster The Pullman Boycott W. F. Burns The Rover Boys on a Tour Arthur M. Winfield The Missing Link in Modern Spiritualism A. Leah Underhill
containing or noting the extra day of leap year: The years 1980 and 1984 were both bissextile. leap year. Historical Examples The Geography of Strabo, Volume III (of 3) Strabo Letters on Astronomy Denison Olmsted Ancient America, in Notes on American Archaeology John D. Baldwin Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 Various adjective […]
February 29th: the extra day added to the Julian calendar every fourth year (except those evenly divisible by 400) to compensate for the approximately six hours a year by which the common year of 365 days falls short of the solar year.