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bisque 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

1. See biscuit.
2. A pale orange-yellow to yellowish gray.

[From biscuit.]

bisque 3

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.

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


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]


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



2. vitreous china that is left unglazed.
3. pinkish-tan.
[1655–65; short for biscuit]
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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
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[bɪsk] N (Culin) → sopa f de mariscos (Sport) → ventaja f (Pottery) → bizcocho m, biscuit m
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(= pottery)Biskuitporzellan nt
(= soup)Fischcremesuppe f
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References in classic literature ?
Roast partridges, flanked with quails and flanking a larded leveret; boiled fowls; hams, fried and sprinkled with white wine, cardons of Guipuzcoa and la bisque ecrevisses : these, together with soups and hors d'oeuvres , constituted the governor's bill of fare.
In the bone dry or bisque state, fingerprints can disturb the soluble salt deposit on the clay surface causing a noticeable flashing or discoloration on the fired clay.
The bijou cafe is famous for soups, both hot and chilled, but the house shrimp and crab bisque is truly a grand indulgence.
The crab bisque luckily came to the first course's rescue.
Place that on the surface to be decorated with the underglaze side against the clay (leather hard or glazed bisque).
Take today's recipe for Quickie Corn and Crab Bisque. According to its process and ingredients, it's barely bisque.
My very favorite dishes they serve have to be the Chocolate Chess Pie and the Crawfish Bisque. I have never had a better pie or better soup.
1 Heat the lobster bisque, harissa and lime juice In a small pan until bubbling.
For extra usefulness, pack it with single-serving organic pasta, casseroles, chile and bisque packs from Mary Jane Farms ($8) which can be cooked right in the pouch, and organic freeze dried blueberries, strawberries, apples, bananas or mangoes ($4.25) from Natural High.
The company said that the Original Soupman shelf-stable soups will start with Lobster Bisque, Chicken Noodle, Lentil and Tomato Bisque.
Lowell, MA, August 28, 2011 --( is offering a special Labor Day package of 6-7 ounce lobster tails full of tender meat, with 10 ounces of rich lobster bisque, per person, that is a real deal.