bise, bize

(noun) a dry cold north wind in southeastern France

Source: WordNet® 3.1


bise (countable and uncountable, plural bises)

Alternative form of bice (blue pigment)

A cold, dry, northerly wind in France, Switzerland, etc.


• BIEs, EIBs, ISEB, Ibes, Seib, Sibe, ibes

Proper noun

Bise (plural Bises)

A surname.


• According to the 2010 United States Census, Bise is the 18227th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 1526 individuals. Bise is most common among White (91.28%) individuals.


• BIEs, EIBs, ISEB, Ibes, Seib, Sibe, ibes

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.

Bise, n. Etym: [F.]

Definition: A cold north wind which prevails on the northern coasts of the Mediterranean and in Switzerland, etc.; -- nearly the same as the mistral.

Bise, n. (Paint.)

Definition: See Bice.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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