Definition of bice in English:


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Pronunciation: /bʌɪs


[mass noun]
  • A medium blue or blue-green pigment made from basic copper carbonate.
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    • 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.


Middle English (originally in the sense 'dark or brownish grey'): from Old French bis 'dark grey', of unknown ultimate origin.

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