Kümmelblättchen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Kümmel is in this case derived from Hebrew gimel, the third letter of the Hebrew alphabet, and has nothing to do with the spice caraway. A different name for this game is Dreiblatt, meaning “three cards”.

Noun[edit]

Kümmelblättchen n

  1. (archaic) a popular “game”, which is really a set-up scam known as three-card monte, Find the Lady or Bonneteau.

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