bice (n.) "pale blue color," early 15c., shortened from blew bis "blue bice," from Fr. bis "swarthy, brownish-gray" (12c.), cognate with It. bigio; of unknown origin. Via French combinations azur bis, vert bis the word came into English with a sense of "blue" or "green."

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