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bisque 1

 (bĭsk)
n.
1.
a. A rich, creamy soup made from meat, fish, or shellfish.
b. A thick cream soup made of puréed vegetables.
2. Ice cream mixed with crushed macaroons or nuts.

[Perhaps from French dialectal, sour soup, from Biscaye, Bay of Biscay.]

bisque 2

 (bĭsk)
n.
1. See biscuit.
2. A pale orange-yellow to yellowish gray.

[From biscuit.]

bisque 3

 (bĭsk)
n.
An advantage allowed an inferior player in certain games, such as a free point in tennis, an extra turn in croquet, or an additional stroke in golf.

[French.]

bisque

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

bisque

(bɪsk)
n
1. (Colours)
a. a pink to yellowish tan colour
b. (as modifier): a bisque tablecloth.
2. (Ceramics) ceramics another name for biscuit4
[C20: shortened from biscuit]

bisque

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

bisque1

(bɪsk)

n.
1. a thick cream soup, esp. of puréed shellfish.
2. ice cream made with powdered macaroons or nuts.
[1640–50; < French]

bisque3

(bɪsk)

n.
2. vitreous china that is left unglazed.
3. pinkish-tan.
[1655–65; short for biscuit]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bisque - a thick cream soup made from shellfishbisque - a thick cream soup made from shellfish
soup - liquid food especially of meat or fish or vegetable stock often containing pieces of solid food
Translations

bisque

[bɪsk] N (Culin) → sopa f de mariscos (Sport) → ventaja f (Pottery) → bizcocho m, biscuit m

bisque

n
(= pottery)Biskuitporzellan nt
(= soup)Fischcremesuppe f
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based ready-to-eat soup company, has added four bisques to its line of hearty soups.
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Stews and creamy bisques are perfect for these kinds of days and require little more than a few simple ingredients, a good stock, and a heavy-bottomed pot.
Vegetables bisques are a hearty, yet lighter, alternative for a delicious meal for those who prefer to go meatless but still want a full-bodied soup with plenty of flavor.
Al Yeganeh, (of Seinfeld fame) a New York City soup seller, will begin selling his bisques, chowders and gumbos at alongside Crema Lita whose reduced-calorie dairy dessert is beloved by all New Yorkers.
For example, take Sylvia and Henry: she's a 14 handicap while Henry is - 1 /2, which means Sylvia gets 14 1 /2 bisques.
Bisques also mean Sylvia has been on her feet for three-quarters of an hour while poor old Henry, sipping coffee and smoking, has been confined to the shade of the rain shelter.
In Escoffier's view, bisques fell into the "puree" family, a category in which a puree of the main ingredient formed the base, and rice, bread, or starchy vegetables the body.
Originally, bisque was used to describe any highly spiced dish of boiled meat or game (Montagne 99).
The poorer and slightly less thought of bisques have a basis of crayfish, shrimp or occasionally the creepy crawly crab.
Building on the successful launch of its innovative Soup Starters line, two new varieties will be introduced at the show, alongside a collection of bisques, as the brand continues to innovate in the soup aisle.
Leaving no voter behind, insightful independents can select across party lines in this political food fight of bisques, salads, seafood, and beef, prepared by executive chef and co-owner, Kerry Sear.