Definition of Bistre

1. Noun. A water-soluble brownish-yellow pigment made by boiling wood soot.

Exact synonyms: Bister
Generic synonyms: Pigment



Definition of Bistre

1. n. See Bister.

Definition of Bistre

1. Noun. A brown pigment made from soot. ¹

2. Noun. A mid-to-dark brown color resembling the pigment. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bistre

1. bister [n -S] : BISTRED [adj] - See also: bister

Medical Definition of Bistre

1. A dark brown pigment extracted from the soot of wood. Origin: F. Bistre a colour made of soot; of unknown origin. Cf, however, LG. Biester frowning, dark, ugly. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bistre

bistered
bisteroid
bisters
bistetrazole
bistetrazoles
bistipuled
bistochastic
bistort
bistorts
bistouries
bistoury
bistramide
bistratal
bistratified
bistratose
bistre (current term)
bistred
bistres
bistriazole
bistriazoles
bistriflate
bistro
bistroic
bistronomy
bistros
bisubmodular
bisulcate
bisulcous
bisulfate
bisulfates

Literary usage of Bistre

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1. Criticisms on Art by William Hazlitt (1856)
"L. da Vinci) In bistre J 81. Rembrandt's Mother weighing money lt, ... A School-Girl (After Schedoni) In bistre 95. A Head of a Female pressing to her! 96. ..."

2. Francesco Bartolozzi, R. A. by James Thomas Herbert Baily (1907)
"1786 Child Stringing Leaves : Lady D. Beauclerk ; s., 5} x 4}, bistre, 1796 Child with Cat in her Arms : s., 3} x 5, oval, red Children Fighting : Cipriani ..."

3. Guide to an Exhibition of Drawings and Etchings by Rembrandt and Etchings by by Sidney Colvin (1899)
"Pen and bistre and bistre wash, slightly touched with red chalk and ... Pen and bistre, fay ne Aright, iA 60. A serving woman standing, with a candle. ..."

4. Criticisms on Art, and Sketches of the Picture Galleries of England: With ...by William Hazlitt by William Hazlitt (1856)
"Poetry crowned with Laurel (After \ Carlo Dolce) In bistre I 89. Two laughing Boys (After Murillo /) \ _ _ In bistre J 90. ..."

5. National Exhibition of Works of Art, at Leeds, 1868: Official Catalogue by Ralph N James, L Lefèvre (1868)
"Pen and bistre wash on brown paper, heightened with white . ... Eed chalk, pen and bistre wash . James T. Enou-lcs, Esq. Signed, "Passignano. ..."

6. Painters' Colours, Oils, and Varnishes: A Practical Manual by George Henry Hurst (1892)
"bistre.—This pigment is prepared from the soot of wood, especially from that of ... The bistre is dried, and ia then ready for use. bistre is not used as an ..."

7. Catalogue of Drawings by British Artists and Artists of Foreign Origin by Laurence Binyon (1900)
"Pen and ink, bistre and Indian-ink wash. (62) TEMPLE OF ATHENE POLIAS. ... BUM and pedestal of (he statue of Agrippa, Acropolis. l', n and bistre. ..."

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