A dark brown pigment extracted from the soot of wood.
a water-soluble brownish-yellow pigment made by boiling wood soot
A brown wash made from soot, commonly used in the Renaissance.
A brown, transparent pigment. (3)
Bistre (or bister) is both a dark grayish brown pigment made from soot, and the general name for a color resembling the pigment. Bistre's appearance is generally of a dark grayish brown, with a yellowish cast.