There are 3 definitions of bisque in English:

bisque1

Syllabification: bisque
Pronunciation: /bisk
 
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noun

  • A rich, creamy soup typically made with shellfish, especially lobster.
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    • Scallops come with a rich, foaming lobster bisque.
    • With eyes bigger than our bellies we move on to lobster and prawn bisque, rich with cream and brandy, mopped up with home-made bread and washed down with a crisp, white Sauvignon.
    • Allow the food to dispel your chills - the thick, soothing lobster bisque, the aromatic fennel soup, or a terrine of foie gras that glides down your throat like velvet across a smooth back.

Origin

mid 17th century: French, literally 'crayfish soup'.

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There are 3 definitions of bisque in English:

bisque2

Syllabification: bisque
Pronunciation: /
 
bisk/

noun

  • An extra turn, point, or stroke allowed to a weaker player in croquet or court tennis.
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    • To our mind, there is a far better handicap than any of these, viz., the bisque.
    • We need to get near one ball, take the first bisque to hit it and croquet it to a useful position whilst getting within hitting distance of another.
    • To take a bisque judiciously requires a cool head and great familiarity with tennis.

Origin

mid 17th century (originally a term in court tennis): from French, of unknown ultimate origin.

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bisque3

Syllabification: bisque
Pronunciation: /
 
bisk/

noun

  • 1Fired unglazed pottery: using bisque for doll heads [as modifier]: bisque figurines
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    • After bisque firing to cone 06, students use underglazes to color their planters.
    • After the bisque firing, I painted liquid iron oxide on them and washed it off with a sponge (rubber gloves are a must!) leaving black in all of the designs.
    • Allowed to dry overnight, the ‘slip-disks’ are flipped over and removed from the bats and ready for bisque firing.
  • 2A light brown color: shades of bisque, taupe, and chocolate brown
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    • The ribbon of bisque light passed on his eyes, showing in their eerie blackness a strange, demented enjoyment.
    • It is available with a choice of white or bisque for color.
    • This jetted tub is also available in bisque.

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  • Light brown in color.
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    • For the bisque tones use Amber Clay, Bisque, Creamy Brown, Yellow Ochre, Alabaster and Burnt Sienna Fluid Chalk inks.
    • Well, we now have a bisque refrigerator, a bisque stove and a bisque dishwasher.
    • Choose the simplicity of all black; add accents in Nickel, Brass & Copper for a more dramatic statement;or add white or bisque panels.

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