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.