from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A cold north wind of the Swiss Alps and nearby regions of France and Italy.
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- n. Alternative form of bice (blue pigment)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A cold north wind which prevails on the northern coasts of the Mediterranean and in Switzerland, etc.; -- nearly the same as the mistral.
- n. See bice.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dry cold north and northeast wind, prevailing especially in Provence and the Rhône valley, and very destructive to vegetation, so that “to be struck by the bise” has become a proverb in Provence, meaning to be overtaken by misfortune: nearly the same as mistral.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a dry cold north wind in southeastern France
Middle English, from Old French, of Germanic origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)