Biscuit-ware

biscuit ware

noun
bisque3 ( def 2 ).
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bisque

3 [bisk]
noun
1.
biscuit ( def 4 ).
2.
Also called biscuit ware. vitreous china that is left unglazed.
adjective
4.
having the color bisque.

Origin:
1655–65; short for biscuit

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bisque1 (bɪsk)
 
n
a thick rich soup made from shellfish
 
[C17: from French]

bisque2 (bɪsk)
 
n
1.  a.  a pink to yellowish tan colour
 b.  (as modifier): a bisque tablecloth
2.  ceramics another name for biscuit
 
[C20: shortened from biscuit]

bisque3 (bɪsk)
 
n
tennis, golf, croquet an extra point, stroke, or turn allowed to an inferior player, usually taken when desired
 
[C17: from French, of obscure origin]

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bisque
1640s, from Fr. bisque "crayfish soup" (17c.), said to be an altered form of Biscaye "Biscay."
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