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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.
Historical Examples

The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book Victor Hirtzler
Happy Days Alan Alexander Milne
Visionaries James Huneker
The Sportswoman’s Library, v. 2 Various
Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks Pierre Blot
The Imitator Percival Pollard
In the Footprints of the Padres Charles Warren Stoddard
Fore! Charles Emmett Van Loan
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7 Various
The Girl from Montana Grace Livingston Hill

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


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