bise definition

  • noun:
    • 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.
    • See bice.
    • 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.
    • a dry cool north wind in southeastern France

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