bister

noun
bis·​ter | \ ˈbi-stər How to pronounce bister (audio) \
variants: or bistre

Definition of bister

1 : a yellowish-brown to dark brown pigment used in art
2 : a grayish to yellowish brown

Other Words from bister

bistered \ ˈbi-​stərd How to pronounce bistered (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of bister

1728, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bister

French bistre

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“Bister.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bister. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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