BICE

Proper noun

Bice (plural Bices)

A surname.

Statistics

• According to the 2010 United States Census, Bice is the 5117th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 6841 individuals. Bice is most common among White (93.01%) individuals.

Etymology

Noun

bice (countable and uncountable, plural bices)

A pale blue pigment, prepared from the native blue carbonate of copper, or from smalt.

A cobalt blue pigment.

Source: Wiktionary


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

Definition: 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.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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