bisque

1 [bisk]
noun
1.
a thick cream soup, especially of puréed shellfish or vegetables.
2.
ice cream made with powdered macaroons or nuts.
Also, bisk.


Origin:
1640–50; < French, of uncertain origin

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bisque

2 [bisk]
noun Sports.
a point, extra turn, or the like, as in court tennis or croquet.

Origin:
1605–15; < French, earlier biscaye, of uncertain origin

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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Word Origin & History

bisque
1640s, from Fr. bisque "crayfish soup" (17c.), said to be an altered form of Biscaye "Biscay."
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Example sentences
In here, the tomato bisque is made by a popular, local chef.
When the bisque has reduced, remove from heat and stir in the tarragon.
Both onion soup and lobster bisque lacked character.
Popular starters include a heady lobster bisque, leeks vinaigrette, and shrimp
  salad with basil.
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