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bice

Syllabification: bice
Pronunciation: /bīs
 
/
(also blue bice or bice blue)

Definition of bice in English:

noun

A medium blue pigment made from basic copper carbonate.
Example sentences
  • Blue bice was used in watercolors and distemper during the 17th and 18th centuries. Our blue bice is made according to an English recipe of the 18th century.
  • Blue bice, however, has also been used to refer to the pigment produced from grinding the copper carbonate mineral azurite.
  • Houses may be done with red lead; the tiles with vermilion or bice to represent blue slate.

Origin

Middle English (originally in the sense 'dark or brownish gray'): from Old French bis 'dark gray'.

Words that rhyme with bice

advice, Brice, choc ice, concise, dice, entice, gneiss, ice, imprecise, lice, mice, nice, precise, price, rice, sice, slice, speiss, spice, splice, suffice, syce, thrice, top-slice, trice, twice, underprice, vice, Zeiss

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