Bice, Bise (?), n. [F. bis, akin to It. bigio light gray, tawny.] Paint.

A pale blue pigment, prepared from the native blue carbonate of copper, or from smalt; -- called also blue bice.

Green bice is prepared from the blue, by adding yellow orpiment, or by grinding down the green carbonate of copper.

Cooley. Brande & C.

 

© Webster 1913.

Log in or registerto write something here or to contact authors.