Bisque is that state when pottery is fired in a low temperature kiln (cone 4 or so) to create a piece which is porous and semi-brittle. It absorbs glaze efficiently and uniformly. The piece of pottery is then fired in a much higher temperature kiln (cone 8-12).

Bisqueware is not limited to porcelain.

Greenware, or unfired pottery can be glazed, but the results are more serendipitous.

A delicious, cream-based soup featuring shellfish such as lobster or crab. Absolutely the only way in which Wintersweet will ingest such disgusting aquatic insects, and even then she'll pretend she doesn't know they're in it.

Bisque (?), n. [A corruption of biscuit.]

Unglazed white porcelain.

 

© Webster 1913.


Bisque, n. [F.]

A point taken by the receiver of odds in the game of tennis; also, an extra innings allowed to a weaker player in croquet.

 

© Webster 1913.


Bisque, n. [F.]

A white soup made of crayfish.

 

© Webster 1913.

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