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bis·teror bis·tre (bĭs′tər)
1. A water-soluble, yellowish-brown pigment.
2. A grayish to yellowish brown.
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1. (Art Terms) a transparent water-soluble brownish-yellow pigment made by boiling the soot of wood, used for pen and wash drawings
a. a yellowish-brown to dark brown colour
b. (as modifier): bistre paint.
[C18: from French, of unknown origin]
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|Noun||1.||bistre - a water-soluble brownish-yellow pigment made by boiling wood soot|
pigment - dry coloring material (especially a powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint, etc.)
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