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bistre

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Noun
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bis=tre

CIDE DICTIONARY

bistren. [F. bistre a color made of soot; of unknown origin. Cf., however, LG. biester frowning, dark, ugly.].
     A dark brown pigment extracted from the soot of wood.  [1913 Webster]
bistren. 
     See Bister.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

bistre, n. & adj. (US bister)
--n.
1 a brownish pigment made from the soot of burnt wood.
2 the brownish colour of this.
--adj. of this colour.

Etymology
F, of unkn. orig.

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