a thick cream soup made from shellfish
A thick creamy soup made from fish, shellfish, meat or vegetables.
An extra turn, free point or some other advantage allowed.
of a pale pinkish brown colour
unglazed white porcelain
a point taken by the receiver of odds in the game of tennis; also, an extra innings allowed to a weaker player in croquet
a white soup made of crayfish
Bisque porcelain is unglazed, white ceramic ware. A popular use for bisque porcelain was the manufacture of bisque dolls in the 19th century. Bisque also refers to pottery that has been fired but not yet glazed. The porous nature of bisque earthenware means that it readily absorbs water, while vitreous ware and bone china are almost non-porous even without glazing. The temperature of bisque firing is usually at least 1000°C, although higher temperatures are common. The firing of the ware that results in the bisque article causes permanent chemical and physical changes to occur. These result in a much harder and more resilient article which can still be porous, and this can ease the application of glazes.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bisk, n. a rich soup made of meat or fish slowly stewed and seasoned, crayfish soup.—Also Bisk. [Fr.]
bisk, n. pottery that has undergone the first firing before being glazed. [See Biscuit.]
bisk, n. a term at tennis for the odds given by one player to another, in allowing him to score one point once during the set—a means of equalising a strong and a weak player. [Fr.]
The numerical value of Bisque in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Bisque in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Images & Illustrations of Bisque
Translations for Bisque
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for Bisque »
Find a translation for the Bisque definition in other languages:
Select another language: