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bice

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Pronunciation: /bʌɪs
 
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Definition of bice in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A medium blue or blue-green 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 grey'): from Old French bis 'dark grey', of unknown ultimate origin.

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