Bisque, bisk, n. pottery that has undergone the first firing before being glazed.
Bisque, bisk, n. a rich soup made of meat or fish slowly stewed and seasoned, crayfish soup.
soup, 1640s, bisk, from French bisque "crayfish soup" (17c.), said to be an altered form of Biscaye "Biscay." Gamillscheg says: "Volkstümliche Entlehnung aus norm. bisque 'schlechtes Getränk.'" Modern form in English from 1731.
"unglazed porcelain," 1660s, alteration of biscuit.