• WordNet 3.6
    • n bisque a thick cream soup made from shellfish
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bisque A point taken by the receiver of odds in the game of tennis; also, an extra innings allowed to a weaker player in croquet.
    • n Bisque A white soup made of crayfish.
    • n Bisque Unglazed white porcelain.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bisque In ceramics: Formerly, same as biscuit, 3.
    • n bisque A variety of unglazed white porcelain used for statuettes and other small figures.
    • n bisque In cookery, a soup made of meat or fish slowly stewed until all the strength is extracted, and thickened with finely minced or shredded forcemeat; specifically, such a soup made from crabs, crawfish, shrimps, and the like. Also spelled bisk.
    • n bisque See bisk.
    • n bisque An ice-cream with which powdered macaroons are mixed before freezing. Called also biscuit Tortoni.
    • n bisque See bisk.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bisque bisk a rich soup made of meat or fish slowly stewed and seasoned, crayfish soup
    • Bisque Also Bisk
    • n Bisque bisk pottery that has undergone the first firing before being glazed.
    • n Bisque bisk 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.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
A corruption of biscuit,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

We'll have a bisque," he told the waiter, "rich and creamy.
"The Blazed Trail" by Stewart Edward White
As though it wasn't bad enough to be beaten at all; but to be beaten with bisques!
"Stella Fregelius" by H. Rider Haggard
When is that Bisque coming?
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 101. July 4, 1891" by Various
"The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)" by Mrs. F.L. Gillette
As a traveling suit, bisque-colored cloth had not been serviceable!
"Etiquette" by Emily Post
This was true; it was a bisque statuette of Taglioni.
"My Life as an Author" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
In the distance a curtain of porphyry and bisque drew its shadow across the moon.
"Erik Dorn" by Ben Hecht
A was in receipt of six bisques.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, February 18, 1914" by Various
Cristina has made a cream-of-lettuce bisque, and she will never forgive us if we do not eat every bit.
"The Thing from the Lake" by Eleanor M. Ingram
It practically amounts to giving you four bisques.
"Once a Week" by Alan Alexander Milne
In consequence of this he insults me with offers of bisques.
"Happy Days" by Alan Alexander Milne
Alban helped himself to some superb bisque soup and permitted the waiter to fill his glass from a flask of Chablis.
"Aladdin of London" by Sir Max Pemberton
Bobby looked like a bit of brown bisque and had already gained in weight.
"Shadows of Flames" by Amelie Rives
"Gala Day Luncheons" by Caroline Benedict Burrell
Other Cream Soups, except Tomato Bisque, are made by the same recipe.
"Dietetics for Nurses" by Fairfax T. Proudfit
Serve croutons with the bisque.
"The Century Cook Book" by Mary Ronald
It was growing late, nearly one o'clock, when Morse insisted on having some bisque soup brought in.
"The City in the Clouds" by C. Ranger Gull
As I entered the hall my foot slipped on the marble tiling and I fell heavily against an exquisite bisque head standing on the newel post.
"Woven with the Ship" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
Bisque should be a little thicker than other cream soups.
"The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book" by Victor Hirtzler
I tell you: how would it be if we began with a bisque of crab?
"The Imitator" by Percival Pollard

In news:

Naan Grilled Cheese with Tomato Bisque Soup.
How pumpkin bisque is fighting homelessness in North Idaho.
Call it 'frozen crab bisque' then there is not a problem.
Fiberglass receptacles offered in two Fresco finish colors: Bisque and.
Last week, he was featuring two soft- shell dishes as off-the-menu specials: a silky, saffron-scented bisque and a fried soft- shell crab entrée draped in Tabasco butter.
Lobster bisque or some other fancy recipe might justify it, but tomato.
The tomato bisque, sweet, tart and full of flavor, is classic comfort food.
Butternut And Sweet Potato Bisque.
This butternut and sweet potato bisque is a good mix of squash and yams, giving the finished soup a beautiful orange color.
Butch comegys / staff photographer With a near bisque-like consistency, Cream of Asparagus and Crab Soup is a hearty dish ideal for cool weather.
Chef Brad 's Lobster Bisque.
On NBC25 Today, Friday morning, Chef Brad Valley, owner and founder of cooked up his famous lobster bisque.
Roasted butternut squash bisque with sage and chili-toasted cashews.
Butternut And Sweet Potato Bisque.
Butternut Bisque from LT's Grill.