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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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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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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.
Tuscan Chicken & Orzo Soup (600g), Sainsbury's, PS2.20 BEST OF THE BISQUES A delicate mix of Atlantic lobster and scampi combine to give this soup delicious seafood richness.
The shrimp bisque is thick and packed with flavor, trumping other bisques in the metro that lean toward being watery.
Packaged in 17.6-ounce, BPA-free Tetra Recart cartons, the bisques have a suggested retail price of $3.29 to $3.49.
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.
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.
But I never needed to get in touch with the Bisques during the initial setup, which I could really figure out intuitively.
For example, take Sylvia and Henry: she's a 14 handicap while Henry is - 1 /2, which means Sylvia gets 14 1 /2 bisques. So how do you get half a bisque?
The poorer and slightly less thought of bisques have a basis of crayfish, shrimp or occasionally the creepy crawly crab.
Such smooth soups are sometimes called bisques. Potatoes lend silkiness to the sweet golden pepper bisque.
A fine starter is a velvety lobster bisque fragrant with sherry and cream ($5.95 for a cup, $7.95 for a bowl).
Originally, bisque was used to describe any highly spiced dish of boiled meat or game (Montagne 99).