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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bister  \Bis"ter\,  Bistre  \Bis"tre\,  n.  [F.  bistre  a  color  made 
  of  soot;  of  unknown  origin.  Cf.,  however,  LG  biester 
  frowning,  dark,  ugly.]  (Paint.) 
  A  dark  brown  pigment  extracted  from  the  soot  of  wood. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bister 
  n  :  a  water-soluble  brownish-yellow  pigment  made  by  boiling  wood 
  soot  [syn:  {bistre}] 




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