from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of bister.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A brown pigment made from soot.
  • n. A mid-to-dark brown color resembling the pigment.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See bister.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See bister, bistered.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a water-soluble brownish-yellow pigment made by boiling wood soot


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