from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A rich, creamy soup made from meat, fish, or shellfish.
- n. A thick cream soup made of puréed vegetables.
- n. Ice cream mixed with crushed macaroons or nuts.
- n. See biscuit.
- n. A pale orange-yellow to yellowish gray.
- n. A color ranging in various industries from moderate yellowish pink to grayish yellow.
- 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A thick creamy soup made from fish, shellfish, meat or vegetables.
- n. An extra turn, free point or some other advantage allowed.
- n. A pale pinkish brown colour.
- adj. of a pale pinkish brown colour
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Unglazed white porcelain.
- n. 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. A white soup made of crayfish.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In ceramics: Formerly, same as biscuit, 3.
- n. A variety of unglazed white porcelain used for statuettes and other small figures.
- n. 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. See bisk.
- n. An ice-cream with which powdered macaroons are mixed before freezing. Called also biscuit Tortoni.
- n. See bisk.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a thick cream soup made from shellfish
Perhaps from French dialectal, sour soup, from Biscaye, Bay of Biscay.
French.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)