A cold north wind of Swiss Alps and nearby parts of France and Italy.
Alternative form of bice (blue pigment)
A cold north wind which prevails in the northern coasts of this Mediterranean and in Switzerland, etc.; -- almost just like the mistral.
A dry cold north and northeast wind, prevailing especially in Provence plus the Rhône area, and incredibly destructive to vegetation, in order that “to be hit by the bise” is actually a proverb in Provence, indicating become overtaken by misfortune: almost just like mistral.