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bicen. [F. bis, akin to It. bigio light gray, tawny.].
     A pale blue pigment, prepared from the native blue carbonate of copper, or from smalt; -- called also blue bice.  [1913 Webster]
Green bice is prepared from the blue, by adding yellow orpiment, or by grinding down the green carbonate of copper. Cooley. Brande & C.


bice, n.
1 any of various pigments made from blue or green basic copper carbonate.
2 any similar pigment made from smalt.
3 a shade of blue or green given by these.

blue bice a shade of blue between ultramarine and azure derived from smalt. green bice a yellowish green colour derived by adding yellow orpiment to smalt.
orig. = brownish grey, f. OF bis dark grey, of unkn. orig.




N blueness, blue, garter-blue, watchet, ultramarine, smalt, cobalt, cyanogen, Prussian blue, syenite blue, bice, indigo, zaffer, lapis lazuli, sapphire, turquoise, indicolite, blueness, bluishness, bloom, blue, azure, cerulean, sky-blue, sky-colored, sky-dyed, cerulescent, powder blue, bluish, atmospheric, retiring, cold.

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