bister

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noun bis·ter \ˈbis-tər\
variants: or

bistre

Definition of bister

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

  2. 2 :  a grayish to yellowish brown

bistered

play \-tərd\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of bister

French bistre


First Known Use: 1728

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